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One of Shakespeares later plays, best described as a tragic-comedy, the play falls into two distinct parts. In the first Leontes is thrown into a jealous rage by his suspicions of his wife Hermione and his best-friend, and imprisons her and orders that her new born daughter be left to perish. The second half is a pastoral comedy with the “lost” daughter Perdita having been rescued by shepherds and now in love with a young prince. The play ends with former lovers and friends reunited after the apparently miraculous resurrection of Hermione.  John Pitchers lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance. As the recent Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic shows, this is a play that can work a kind of magic in the theatre.
 
For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available.

The Third Series editions added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.

Synopsis:

For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available.

The Third Series editions added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.

Synopsis:

One of Shakespeare's later plays, best described as a tragic-comedy, the play falls into two distinct parts. In the first Leontes is thrown into a jealous rage by his suspicions of his wife Hermione and his best-friend, and imprisons her and orders that her new born daughter be left to perish. The second half is a pastoral comedy with the lost daughter Perdita having been rescued by shepherds and now in love with a young prince. The play ends with former lovers and friends reunited after the apparently miraculous resurrection of Hermione. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance. As the recent Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic shows, this is a play that can work a kind of magic in the theatre. For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available.

The Third Series editions' added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.

Synopsis:

This radical new edition of a favourite late play discusses the complexity of character and motivation, and above all the reflections on the marriage bond, which lie behind one of Shakespeare's most subtle and surprising plots. The relevance of the early seventeenth-century contemporary scene, with its concerns about the nature and responsibilities of royalty, the court/country dichotomy and the debt to classicism, are fully explored.

About the Author

John Pitcher is Professor of English at St John's College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903436349
Editor:
Vaughan, Virginia Mason
Editor:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Author:
Pitcher, John
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Pitcher, John A.
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Third (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
20060315
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Playwriting
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works

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For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available.

The Third Series editions added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.

"Synopsis" by , One of Shakespeare's later plays, best described as a tragic-comedy, the play falls into two distinct parts. In the first Leontes is thrown into a jealous rage by his suspicions of his wife Hermione and his best-friend, and imprisons her and orders that her new born daughter be left to perish. The second half is a pastoral comedy with the lost daughter Perdita having been rescued by shepherds and now in love with a young prince. The play ends with former lovers and friends reunited after the apparently miraculous resurrection of Hermione. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance. As the recent Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic shows, this is a play that can work a kind of magic in the theatre. For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available.

The Third Series editions' added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.

"Synopsis" by , This radical new edition of a favourite late play discusses the complexity of character and motivation, and above all the reflections on the marriage bond, which lie behind one of Shakespeare's most subtle and surprising plots. The relevance of the early seventeenth-century contemporary scene, with its concerns about the nature and responsibilities of royalty, the court/country dichotomy and the debt to classicism, are fully explored.
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