The Winter's Tale (Mass Market)
The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world’s greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars
The Winter’s Tale
Unique Features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare
•An extensive overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
•Special introduction to the play by the editor, Frank Kermode, Fellow of the British Academy
•Source from which Shakespeare derived The Winter’s Tale—a generous selection from Robert Greene’s Pandosto
•Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Simon Forman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.M.W. Tillyard, G. Wilson Knight, Carol Thomas Neely, and Coppelia Kahn
•A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable productions of The Winter’s Tale, then and now
•Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
•Up-to-date list of recommended readings
About the Author
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
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(Graphic Novel, Ages 9+) - reviewed by Isabel