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Annotations Upon The Winter s Tale and Love s Labour s Lost

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The Winter s Tale by William Shakespeare Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Winter’s Tale with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, a so-called ‘problem play’ that is believed to be one of the last works he ever wrote. It tells the story of Leontes, King of Sicily, who comes to (mistakenly) believe that his wife Hermione is having an affair with his friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia. After attempting to have Polixenes killed, he publicly accuses Hermione of adultery and banishes their newborn daughter. However, he comes to his senses after the apparent deaths of both Hermione and their young son, and spends the remainder of the play trying to atone for his actions. William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest playwrights in English literary history, and the popularity of his works remains undiminished even today, several centuries after his death. Find out everything you need to know about The Winter’s Tale in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Complete Winter s Tale

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Blind rage underlies Leontes’ jealousy in The Winter’s Tale. Although his jealously is akin to Othello’s, it is not carried out to the same extent, thanks to the oracle’s pronouncement. While Leontes’s change of heart strains credibility, he does redeem himself and, in the process, changes the tragedy into a comedy, or at least a play with a happy resolution. One might also compare Hermione with Desdemona as both are “more sinned against than sinning” (Lear, III.2). Despite Leontes’ reformation, one cannot avoid sympathy for Hermione, she who has been made to pay dearly for her husband’s lack of faith and trust. She certainly deserves more.

The Winter s Tale

Author : William Shakespeare
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The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most varied, theatrically self-conscious, and emotionally wide-ranging plays. This 2007 edition provides a newly-edited text, a comprehensive introduction that takes into account current critical thinking, and a detailed commentary on the play's language designed to make it easily accessible to contemporary readers.

The Winter s Tale Annotated

Author : William Shakespeare
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King Leontes of Sicilia begs his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, to extend his visit to Sicilia. Polixenes protests that he has been away from his kingdom for nine months, but after Leontes's pregnant wife, Hermione, pleads with him he relents and agrees to stay a little longer.

The Winter s Tale Annotated by Henry N Hudson with an Introduction by Charles Harold Herford

Author : William Shakespeare
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Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" is a play which has been classified by some critics as a comedy and by others as a romance. The confusion arises out of the fact that the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama while the last two acts provide a comedic and happy ending. At the outset of the play we are introduced to two childhood friends, Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, who has travelled to Sicilia to visit his old friend. After several months of joyful reunion, Polixenes yearns to return home to attend to his affairs and see his son. Leontes however doesn't wish to see his friend go and implores his wife, Queen Hermione, to try and convince him to stay. Hermione easily convinces Polixenes, which should make Leontes happy, but instead arises suspicion that the two may be engaged in an affair considering how quickly Hermione is able to change Polixenes' mind. The jealousy of Leontes sets in motion a series of events which threaten to ruin his entire kingdom and legacy. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, and an introduction by Charles Harold Herford.

The Winter s Tale By William Shakespeare New Annotated Version

Author : William Shakespeare
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The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, many modern editors have relabelled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances.

The Complete Winter s Tale

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Blind rage underlies Leontes? jealousy in The Winter?s Tale. Although his jealously is akin to Othello?s, it is not carried out to the same extent, thanks to the oracle?s pronouncement. While Leontes?s change of heart strains credibility, he does redeem himself and, in the process, changes the tragedy into a comedy, or at least a play with a happy resolution. One might also compare Hermione with Desdemona as both are ?more sinned against than sinning? (Lear, III.2). Despite Leontes? reformation, one cannot avoid sympathy for Hermione, she who has been made to pay dearly for her husband?s lack of faith and trust. She certainly deserves more.

Annotations by Sam Johnson Geo Steevens and the Various Commentators Upon Hamlet Written by Will Shakespeare

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Cymbeline The Winter s Tale and The Tempest

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