The Winter's Tale

The Winter’s Tale

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Introduction by: Sylvan Barnet

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101119037
  • 304 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world’s greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars

The Winter’s Tale

Unique Features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

•An extensive overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet

•Special introduction to the play by the editor, Frank Kermode, Fellow of the British Academy

•Source from which Shakespeare derived The Winter’s Tale—a generous selection from Robert Greene’s Pandosto

•Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Simon Forman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.M.W. Tillyard, G. Wilson Knight, Carol Thomas Neely, and Coppelia Kahn

•A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable productions of The Winter’s Tale, then and now

•Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type

•Up-to-date list of recommended readings

Table of Contents

The Winter?s Tale – William Shakespeare – Edited by Frank Kermode Simon Forman: ?The Winter?s Tale? at the Globe, 1611, the 15 of May
Samuel Taylor Coleridge; [Comments on ?The Winter?s Tale?]
E. M. W. Tillyard: From Shakespeare?s Last Plays
G. Wilson Knight: From The Crown of Life
Wolfgang Clemen: From The Development of Shakespeare?s Imagery

Carol Thomas Neely: ?The Winter?s Tale?: Women and Issue
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Winter?s Tale? on the Stage