OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Winter's Tale: The Oxford Shakespeare

ISBN : 9780199535910

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,463
Author: 
William Shakespeare; Stephen Orgel
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Apr 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics

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The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most perfectly realized tragi- comedy, as notable for its tragic intensity as for its comic grace and, throughout, for the richness and complexity of its poetry. It concludes, moreover, with the most daring and moving reconciliation scene in all Shakespeare's plays.
   
Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realist psychology and a powerful commentary on the violence implicit in family relationships and deep, longlasting friendships. Stephen Orgel's edition considers the play in relation to Renaissance conceptions of both dramatic genre and the family, traces the changing critical and theatrical attitudes towards it, and places its psychological and dramatic conflicts within the Jacobean cultural and political context. The commentary pays special attention to the play's linguistic complexity, and the edition also includes a complete reprint of Shakespeare's source, Pandosto, by Robert Greene.

Index: 

List of Illustrations

Introduction
Genres
Obscurity and Elucidation
Mysteries of State
Leontes' Jealousy
Motivation
Hermion's Trial
Mamillius' Death
Hermione's Death
Pastoral
Nature and Art
Marriage Negotiations
Autolycus
Paulina's Gallery
The Statue in the Chape
The Statue in the Theatre
What the Statue Does Not Say
The Date, Early Performances and the Text

Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References

THE WINTER' TALE

APPENDIX A
Simon forman's Account of 'The Winter's Tale'

APPENDIX B
Robert Greene's 'Pandosto'

APPENDIX C
The Music

Index

 

About the author: 

Edited by Stephen Orgel, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities, Stanford University

a valuable edition of The Winter's Tale. ... this is a well-focused and helpful edition. - Paul Hammond, Review of English Studies

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