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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


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


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


The Winter’s Tale and the Oracle of the Law

Virginia Lee Strain

in Legal Reform in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416290
eISBN:
9781474444903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416290.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This last chapter shifts focus from the representation of local governance to the representation of national law and politics in another Shakespeare play. While the reform of justice in Measure for ... 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


The Tragicomic Law of Nations: The Winter’s Tale and the Union

Christopher N. Warren

in Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the tragicomic law of nations through The Winter’s Tale and argues that the play’s remarkable spatiality is informed by the generic dimensions of the law of nations in the ... 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


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


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


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


Infinite Gesture: Automata and the Emotions in Descartes and Shakespeare

Scott Maisao

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws a line from René Descartes back to William Shakespeare, who was already a psychophysical dualist. It tries to explain that the distance separating twenty-first-century theories of ... More


Dead mothers among the living

Felicity Dunworth

in Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a connection between Jacobean drama and contemporary discourses concerning the Protestant family and its relation to the state. Taking such diverse texts as William Gouge's Of ... 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


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


Aesthetics and Absolutism in The Winter’s Tale

Christopher Pye

in The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A Winter’s Tale and The Tempest focus on sovereignty as a specifically early modern form, which is to say sovereignty as it is constituted in the kind of signifying universe implied by Othello. The ... More


Monstrous to our human reason: minding the gap in The Winter’s Tale1

Richard Wilson

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Richard Wilson’s analysis of cryptomimesis in The Winter’s Tale centers on ‘an unhomely Gothic horror hidden beneath the homely dwelling of a romance’. Drawing on Kristeva’s notion of the abject, and ... 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


‘Enter, pursued with a bear’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

An emblem for the history of romance motifs might be the hypothetical history of the stage bearsuit used in plays from the lost Valentine and Orson to The Winter’s Tale: once it was in the property ... More


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