The Winter's Tale, Paperback


Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions.

Thematically, there is a rich orchestration of the contrasts between age and youth, corruption and innocence, decline and regeneration.

Both Leontes' murderous jealousy and Perdita's love-relationship with Florizel are eloquently intense.

In the theatre, The Winter's Tale often proves to be diversely entertaining and deeply moving.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9781853262357


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