The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale

byWilliam Shakespeare

Paperback | June 20, 2000

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Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own family. The play's second half takes place 16 years later, when the lively plot takes a lighthearted turn, abounding in song and dance.

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William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
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Title:The Winter's TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2000Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486411184

ISBN - 13:9780486411187

Appropriate for ages: 14

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In the parlance of the era, this play’s title refers to any unlikely or improbable story made all the more enjoyable by its actual occurrence. Written near the end of the Bard’s career, The Winter’s Tale details the havoc wrought by the destructively jealous king of Sicily when he suspects his wife of conducting an affair with the King of Bohemia. Including elements of tragedy, comedy and romance, this play’s somewhat bleak tone has been suggested to mirror Shakespeare’s own disillusionment with life.