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.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 106 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
Edition: New edition