The Winter's Tale

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Pitcher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436354

Category: Drama

Page: 476

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A new edition of this popular late Shakespearean play.
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The Winter's Tale

Author: Harold Bloom,Paul Gleed

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131593

Category: English literature

Page: 191

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Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to becoming a highly active melodramatist. Portrayed as England's curse and as his own worst enemy, the jealous and ambitious Richard would find little glory or peace awaiting him upon his ascension to England's throne. This collection of critical essays about the Bard's Richard III includes classic criticism from a number of notable critics throughout the centuries. Edited by Bloom, this title also features a handy index for quick reference.
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The Winter's Tale

Critical Essays

Author: Maurice Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

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A collection that includes a lengthy introduction describing historical trends in critical interpretations and theatrical performances of Shakespeare's play; 20 essays on the play, including two written especially for this volume (by Maurice Hunt and David Bergeron).
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The Winter's Tale

A Commentary on the Structure

Author: Fitzroy Pyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136564616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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First published in 1969. Critics have in the past described The Winter's Tale as a work of "haphazard structure". More recent criticism has defended the structure of the play and this work shows that the evidence points to the fact that Shakespeare took infinite pains with the choice and disposition of the materials of The Winter's Tale. The scene-by-scene commentary considers The Winter's Tale in isolation, but prologue, epilogue and appendix place it in the context of related plays, and discuss, among others, the problem of genre as it affects the play.
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Art and Illusion in The Winter's Tale

Author: B. J. Sokol

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038570

Category: Tragicomedy

Page: 283

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This work treats a single Shakespeare play from a number of perspectives. The author combines insights from contemporary psychology with art, social and stage histories to challenge the limits of current positivist critical theories. The book also has a central theme: how the dark side of art and illusion must be represented in order to establish the redemptive pattern which The Winter's Tale shares with Shakespeare's other late tragi-comedies.
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