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The Winter's Tale (Mass Market)

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By William Shakespeare, Sylvan Barnet (Introduction by)
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The Signet Classics edition of the Shakespeare play that straddles the line between tragedy and comedy.

When jealous King Leontes falsely accuses his wife of infidelity, he sets off a chain of events that will explore remorse, love, joy, compassion, and forgiveness.

This title in the Signet Classics Shakespeare series includes:

• An overview of William Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Frank Kermode
• A note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived The Winter’s Tale—a generous selection from Robert Greene’s Pandosto
• Dramatic criticism from Simon Forman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and others
• A stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of The Winter’s Tale
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable format
• Recommended readings

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451527141
ISBN-10: 0451527143
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: November 1st, 1998
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Signet Classics