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9780451527141

The Winter's Tale

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  • ISBN13:

    9780451527141

  • ISBN10:

    0451527143

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-04
  • Publisher: Signet Classics

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Summary

This edition of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by five sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on childbirth, jealousy, women's speech, rural festivities, and bears; royal proclamations and statutes about vagabonds and peddlers; popular ballads on marriage and monsters; treatises about monarchy, Catholic and Protestant theological debates, farm labor, and art collecting; a transcription of the trial of Anne Boleyn; and accounts of performances of the statue scene since the 19th century. The primary documents contextualize the dramatic genres of romance and tragicomedy; gender and family relations; political authority and resistance; country work and play; and the social, religious, and erotic uses of art.

Author Biography

Catharine Hall-Schor has performed as a professional musician in New York City for many years. In 1990 she received a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Plan of the Workp. ix
The Winter's Tale: Text, Textual Notes, and Commentaryp. 1
Appendix
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1p. 567
Unadopted Conjecturesp. 569
The Text
Authenticityp. 586
The 1623 Version of The Winter's Talep. 586
The F1 Copyp. 590
Crane's Copyp. 598
Crane's Reliabilityp. 600
The Printer's Reliabilityp. 601
Subsequent Early Editionsp. 601
The Date of Composition
External Evidencep. 602
Internal Evidencep. 609
Summaryp. 615
Sources
Primary Source
Pandostop. 616
Shakespeare's Use of Pandostop. 656
General Indebtednessp. 656
Genrep. 668
Charactersp. 670
Other Sources
Robert Greene's Cony-Catching Pamphletsp. 672
The Second and last Part of Conny-catchingp. 673
The Thirde and last Part of Conny-catchingp. 673
Francis Sabie's Poemsp. 674
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