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A Jealous Tyrant: The Winter's Tale

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

One of Peter Hall's major concerns regarding The Winter's Tale involved how Shakespeare may have been associated with Sicily, since he somehow reversed Robert Greene's conception of Sicilia and ... More


Poetry and Performance in The Winter’s Tale

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores The Winter’s Tale as the last of the Comedies in the First Folio, juxtaposing it with The Tempest as the first of those Comedies. It looks at how Winter’s Tale transforms the ... More


Knowing Fiction in The Winter's Tale

Gillian Woods

in Shakespeare's Unreformed Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671267
eISBN:
9780191750670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671267.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 5 focuses on The Winter's Tale, exploring the irrationality of a romance that is bizarre in plot, geography, and chronology. In this play, Shakespeare confronts the ideological awkwardness of ... More


Introduction

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the autumn of 1984, Peter Hall, the then Director of the National Theatre, publicized that Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale – would be staged at the smallest ... More


The Winter’s Tale Faith in Law and the Law of Faith

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter considers the ethical consequences of epistemological weakness in The Winter’s Tale. The chapter does so by examining faith in the play, with focus on what sort of law most merits ... More


Nationalizing the Corpus

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter considers the covert rewriting of the national past in which David Garrick's own adaptations participate, examining the mid-18th century's preferred stage versions of, in particular, The ... More


Arts to Enchant: The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale

Katherine Steele Brokaw

in Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Shakespeare’s The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale. It argues that the religious diversity—even inclusiveness—that many see as characteristic of these plays is most perfectly ... More


Decision, Possession: The Time Of Law In The Winter’s Tale and The Sonnets

Bradin Cormack

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is examined in this chapter in relation to how the play expresses the legal effects of the fundamental tension between a temporality of the instant and a temporality ... More


Female Infants and the Engendering of Humanity

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

On the early modern public stage two types of characters were literally inhuman: infants and live animals. What they had in common was that no actors performed their parts. Infants were represented ... More


Introduction

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about William Shakespeare's late romances. This book provides a close analysis of these romances including Pericles, Prince of ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


Even Better than the Real Thing?: Art and Nature in The Winter’s Tale

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Set within the context of a putatively pastoral space, The Winter’s Tale dramatizes a conflict between art and nature which had come to dominate the Jacobean imagination. Moving beyond the parameters ... More


Shakespeare’s Resurrections: The Winter’s Tale

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how the memory theater of the ghost world is consciously replaced with the memory theater of a new theatrico-religious paradigm of resurrection in William Shakespeare's The ... More


Mocked with Art

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The third section of the book, “Junk and Art,” focuses on a problem that twentieth-century critics insisted was distinctly and depressingly modern. According to Aldous Huxley in 1934, recent ... More


Violence and Freedom

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of violence and freedom in William Shakespeare's romances. It suggests that the pivotal desert scene in The Winter's Tale anticipates in miniature what The ... More


Introduction

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction specifies the proximity of theatre and bear-baiting in the cultural topography of Shakespeare’s London. The two entertainments were not just physically close but joined in active ... More


Shakespeare: Scepticism and Tragedy

Stephen Mulhall

in Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cavell understands that the problematic known to philosophy as scepticism is under examination in Shakespearean texts in the form of tragedy. This chapter examines his reading of The Winter's Tale in ... More


Shakespeare’s late style

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The argument having been made that Shakespeare grew institutionally more distant from his actors, this chapter advances the thesis that fellow poets came closer as the players drew back. In this ... More


Conclusion

Beatrice Groves

in Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592 - 1604

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208982
eISBN:
9780191706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a brief discussion of the final scene in The Winter's Tale. It then argues that the religious context of Shakespeare's ... More


More Music for Shakespeare (1950–1958)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s notable scores for several Shakespeare plays in the 1950s: King Lear, directed by John Houseman; King Lear, directed by Orson Welles; and two Stratford Festival ... More


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