ISBN-10:
0192819569
ISBN-13:
9780192819567
Pub. Date:
09/26/1996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Winter's Tale / Edition 1

The Winter's Tale / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel

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ISBN-13: 9780192819567
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/26/1996
Series: World's Classics Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Mark Z. Muggli is Professor and Department Head of English at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa). As the Luther College 2011-13 Jones Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, he developed the “Our Shakespeare” project (www.luther.edu/english/ourshakespeare). In 2010, he created the course "Shakespeare Performed," with his students staging an abridged Winter’s Tale.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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HERMIONE, Queen of Sicilia
MAMILLIUS, their son
PERDITA, their daughter

POLIXENES, King of BOHEMIA
FLORIZELL, his son

CAMILLO, a courtier, friend to Leontes and then to Polixenes ANTIGONUS, a Sicilian courtier
PAULINA, his wife and lady-in-waiting to Hermione
CLEOMENES courtier in Sicilia
DION courtier in Sicilia
EMILIA, a lady-in-waiting to Hermione

SHEPHERD, foster father to Perdita
SHEPHERD'S SON
AUTOLYCUS, former servant to Florizell, now a rogue ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian courtier

TIME, as Chorus

TWO LADIES attending on Hermione
LORDS, SERVANTS, and GENTLEMEN attending on Leontes
An OFFICER of the court
A MARINER
A JAILER
MOPSA shepherdess in Bohemia
DORCAS shepherdess in Bohemia

SERVANT to the Shepherd

SHEPHERDS and SHEPHERDESSES
Twelve COUNTRYMEN disguised as satyrs


ACT 1

Scene 1
Enter Camillo and Archidamus.

ARCHIDAMUS If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia.

CAMILLO I think this coming summer the King of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which he justly owes him.

ARCHIDAMUS Wherein our entertainment shall shame us; we will be justified in our loves. For indeed --

CAMILLO Beseech you --

ARCHIDAMUS Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge. We cannot with such magnificence -- in so rare -- I know not what to say. We will give you sleepy drinks, that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us.

CAMILLO You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely.

ARCHIDAMUS Believe me, I speak as my understanding instructs me and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.

CAMILLO Sicilia cannot show himself over kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods, and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities and royal necessities made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, hath been royally attorneyed with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies, that they have seemed to be together though absent, shook hands as over a vast, and embraced as it were from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves.

ARCHIDAMUS I think there is not in the world either malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young Prince Mamillius. It is a gentleman of the greatest promise that ever came into my note.

CAMILLO I very well agree with you in the hopes of him. It is a gallant child -- one that indeed physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh. They that went on crutches ere he was born desire yet their life to see him a man.

ARCHIDAMUS Would they else be content to die?

CAMILLO Yes, if there were no other excuse why they should desire to live.

ARCHIDAMUS If the King had no son, they would desire to five on crutches till he had one.

They exit.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Plan of the Workix
The Winter's Tale: Text, Textual Notes, and Commentary1
Appendix
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1567
Unadopted Conjectures569
The Text
Authenticity586
The 1623 Version of The Winter's Tale586
The F1 Copy590
Crane's Copy598
Crane's Reliability600
The Printer's Reliability601
Subsequent Early Editions601
The Date of Composition
External Evidence602
Internal Evidence609
Summary615
Sources
Primary Source
Pandosto616
Shakespeare's Use of Pandosto656
General Indebtedness656
Genre668
Characters670
Other Sources
Robert Greene's Cony-Catching Pamphlets672
The Second and last Part of Conny-catching673
The Thirde and last Part of Conny-catching673
Francis Sabie's Poems674
The Fissher-mans Tale674
Flora's Fortune675
Possible Sources, Analogues, and Imitations680
Criticism
General Assessments702
Genre717
Themes and Significance728
Time's Mutability728
Nature (and Art)730
Repentance and Renewal738
Drame a Clef742
Technique745
Structure745
Language and Style753
Characters761
Antigonus761
Autolycus762
Camillo768
Florizel770
Hermione771
Leontes775
Mamillius785
Paulina786
Perdita792
Polixenes796
Shepherd and Clown797
The Winter's Tale on the Stage
Performances798
Staging the Bear and Time816
Screen and Sound Recordings818
The Text on the Stage819
The Versions819
Reshaping the Text826
Cuts826
Substitutions, Transpositions, and Additions840
Music in the Winter's Tale851
Bibliography875
Index933

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