EBook The Winter's Tale (EPUB, PDF)

by William Shakespeare

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King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair.One of the late romances in Shakespeare's canon, this complex work is at times tragic, at times humorous, but always entertaining and enlightening.Sinead Cusack plays Hermione, and Ciaran Hinda plays Leontes. Eileen Atkins is Paulina and Paul Jesson is Polixenes. Time the Chorus is played by Sir John Gielgud.

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ISBN9780792730088
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PublisherArkangel
GanreTheatre Studies
Release date 01.07.2006
Pages count3
File size3.1 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating4.38 (19246 votes)

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