The Oxford Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale

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The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most perfectly realized tragicomedy, as notable for its tragic intensity as for its comic grace and, throughout, for the richness and complexity of its poetry. It concludes, moreover, with the most daring and moving reconciliation scene in all Shakespeare's plays. Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realistic psychology and a powerful commentary on the violence implicit in family relationships and deep, longlasting ...

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale 1998, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192838773

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale 1996, Clarendon Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198129493

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