The Winter's Tale

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Mar 15, 2016
Product Number: EB00622514
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501136894
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's very late plays, is filled with improbabilities. Before the conclusion, one character comments that what we are about to see, "Were it but told you, should be hooted at / Like an old tale." It includes murderous passions, man-eating bears, princes and princesses in disguise, death by drowning and by grief, oracles, betrayal, and unexpected joy. Yet the play, which draws much of its power from Greek myth, is grounded in the everyday. A "winter's tale" is one told or read on a long winter's night. Paradoxically, this winter's tale is ideally seen rather than read-though the imagination can transform words into vivid action. Its shift from tragedy to comedy, disguises, and startling exits and transformations seem addressed to theater audiences. The authoritative edition of The Winter's Tale from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Stephen Orgel The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Narrator(s): A Full Cast
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Product Number Z100081861
Released: May 20, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792751922
eBook
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00610303
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007535231
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
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Released: Dec 04, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486113074
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00392920
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101119037
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00589075
Released: Dec 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443443562
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00702628
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781524705619
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00162817
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588368362
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00677101
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625589606
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00628574
Released: Nov 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120461
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number 13689
Released: Apr 30, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780486411187

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