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The Winter's Tale

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This fresh new edition of one of Shakespeare's last plays, developed with the RSC, presents an easy-to-read overview of the play's performance history, including interviews with directors Dominic Cooke, Adrian Noble and Gregory Doran, and provides concise scene-by scene analyses and textual notes offering innovative new insights into the text.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2009
  • biography
  • 0230576168
  • 9780230576162
  • 104,482

About Eric Rasmussen

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.- Key Facts.- The Winter's Tale.- Textual Notes.- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- The Winter's Tale in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of The Winter's Tale: An Overview.- At the RSC.- The Director's Cut: interviews with Dominic Cooke, Gregory Doran, Adrian Noble.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.show more

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