Il re di Sicilia Leonte ha sposato Ermione, ma crede che il figlio nascituro sia del re di Boemia Polissene. Leonte ordina al cortigiano Camillo di avvelenarlo, ma questi non gli obbedisce e fugge con Polissene. Leonte istruisce un processo per adulterio contro Ermione e fa interpellare l'oracolo di Delfi. Leonte ordina anche che la bambina, nata nel frattempo, venga abbandonata su una spiaggia deserta. La morte di Ermione giunge prima che l'oracolo sveli la sua innocenza, mentre Perdita, la bambina, viene salvata e, cresciuta, ama il figlio di Polissene con cui fugge in Sicilia. Afflitto dal senso di colpa per la morte della moglie, Leonte riconosce la figlia e riceve in dono una statua, che non solo somiglia ad Ermione, ma è Ermione stessa.
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The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare originally published in the First Folio of 1623. The main plot of The Winter's Tale is taken from Robert Greene's pastoral romance Pandosto, published in 1588. Shakespeare's changes to the plot are uncharacteris Leggi tutto
Something for Shakespeare In The Park, maybe? “Good my Lord, be cured of this diseased opinion, and betimes, for ‘tis most dangerous.” That is the well-meant advice Camillo gives the delusional King Leontes, whose whims and flawed imagination are about to destroy his family and his kingdom. Needless Leggi tutto
A masterpiece, demonstrating how grace redeems and love restores over time. This play features one of Shakespeare's most interesting psychological studies (Leontes) and two of his most charming heroines (Hermione and Perdita). Shakespeare's art has deepened to the point where he can deliberately cho Leggi tutto
I decided not to do an abridged version of this play because, frankly, it's already so ridiculous that I can't improve on it. Instead, we here at Madeline Reviews Inc present a fictionalized account of an event that probably occured right before the writing of this (thankfully) little-known play. En Leggi tutto
“A sad tale’s best for winter” An incredible potpourri of comedy, tragedy and fantasy that once again defies categorization. Dramatic realism comes through in the form of an obsessively jealous king, reminiscent of well-known Othello, the complex relationships between parents and children, as in King Leggi tutto
Image of Dench and Branagh, 2016: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/da... Reviews of audio books count, so I guess watching a play should, too. Perhaps more so, as that was the author's intended medium. I saw a stage production of The Winter's Tale a few days after finishing Jeanette Winterson's mod Leggi tutto
*Read for class!
This is a story of male friendship. We have the king of Sicily, Leontes, and the king of Bohemia, Polixenes indulging their fondness for each other. From the very outset, we see how these two friends socialize and enjoy the pleasures of being together. Even if they both have wives in tow (however, P Leggi tutto
"Exit, pursued by a bear" is the most famous stage direction in literature. It comes here in Winter's Tale, at the end of Act III, and it's famous because it's funny. And the really funny thing is it's been a hella dark play until this moment. What happened is King Leontes has become suddenly and ir Leggi tutto
The BBC does an amazing job with this audiobook. As for the story, I really wish the king had gotten far more of comeuppance for his bad behavior.
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