The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

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· Scene-by-scene plot summaries
· A key to famous lines and phrases
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Essay by Stephen Orgel
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
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Book Details:
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743484893 | 
  • January 2005
List Price $6.99

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Characters In the Play

LEONTES, King of SICILIA

HERMIONE, Queen of Sicilia

MAMILLIUS, their son

PERDITA, their daughter

POLIXENES, King of BOHEMIA

FLORIZELL, his son

CAMILLO, a courtier, friend to Leontes and then to Polixenes
ANTIGONUS, a Sicilian courtier

PAULINA, his wife and lady-in-waiting to Hermione

CLEOMENES courtier in Sicilia

DION courtier in Sicilia

EMILIA, a lady-in-waiting to Hermione

SHEPHERD, foster father to Perdita

SHEPHERD'S SON

AUTOLYCUS, former servant to Florizell, now a rogue
ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian... see more

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