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The Winter's Tale: The Oxford Shakespeare The Winter's Tale (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Winter's Tale: The Oxford Shakespeare The Winter's Tale (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780199535910
ISBN 10: 199535914
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $10.95
 
 

The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most fully realized tragicomedy, noted for the richness and complexity of its poetry. Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realistic psychology and a keen commentary on the violence implicit in family relationships and deep friendships. Orgel traces the changing critical and theatrical attitudes towards the play, and places its psychological and dramatic conflicts within the Jacobean cultural and political context. This edition is made complete with a reprint of Shakespeare's source for the play, Pandosto, by Robert Greene.