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This Handbook provides an introductory guide to 'The Winter's Tale' offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptation, a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.


Description

This Handbook provides an introductory guide to 'The Winter's Tale' offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptation, a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.


Reviews

'King's volume is ... the perfect example of the ways in which these short studies can exceed their expectations as student handbooks and become genuine critical interventions.' - Julie Sanders, A Year's Contribution to Shakespeare Studies
 
 
'...a confident identity as more volumes boost the catalogue...particularly engaging...' - Shakespeare Survey Online


Contents


General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
The Text and Early Performances
Commentary
The Play's Sources and Cultural Context
Critical Assessments
Key Productions and Performances
The Play on Screen
Further Reading
Index


Authors

ROS KING is Professor of English Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. She is also a theatre director, dramaturg and musician, and has served on the academic advisory board at The Globe and on the Board of Directors for the English Shakespeare Company.