A preview

So, with one reading of The Winter’s Tale in the books, what am I looking forward to in a deeper dive?

  • Questions about staging…particularly in the best stage direction ever, and that ending
  • Romantic issues
  • The inevitable discussion of bawdy
  • Homosociality and the Leontes/Polixenes relationship
  • Paulina
  • Fardels and Bears
  • Seasons
  • Autolycus and the feast
  • Protagonist/Hero
  • Genre and pivots
  • Reversals
  • History of productions

At least, that’s what comes to mind right now…any subjects you want to discuss? Let me know in the comments below…

 

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  1. *Court (ie, civilization) vs Rural (ie, nature)?
    *Maybe it’s what you mean by “romantic issues,” but I’m fascinated by the theme of forgiveness in that play.
    *The centuries-long critical controversies?
    *Art and artifice?

    But mainly, I’ll took forward to your thoughts on whatever catches your interest!

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