The Winter's Tale

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The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, written around the middle of his career (1598 and 1599) and originally published in the First Folio of 1623. The play is a story of loss and redemption. In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicily, convinces himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend's love child. Leontes's jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616), widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist, is often referred to as England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon'. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses. Shakespeare's work transcends time and civilization, reflecting universal themes of human experience that remain pertinent even in modern times. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more frequently than those of any other playwright. 'The Winter's Tale', a play categorized amongst Shakespeare's late romances, weaves through tragedy and comedy, while exploring themes of jealousy, redemption, and the nature of time. Renowned for its complex characterization and intricate narrative structure, the play highlights Shakespeare's dramatic prowess and linguistic genius, crafting a story that traverses despair and joy, culminating in a powerful commentary on forgiveness and rebirth. His literary style, characterized by the inventive use of language, insightful portrayals of human nature, and an unbounded imagination, has deeply influenced the development of Western literature and drama. Scholars and audiences continue to celebrate and study his works, finding new meanings and relevance with each interpretation.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1256 Pages

Filesize: 661.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547002475