Synopses & Reviews
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)
The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged.
Each volume features:
* Authoritative, reliable texts
* High quality introductions and notes
* New, more readable trade trim size
* An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
There is a disease that can twist mens hearts and make them mad, and the name of that disease is jealousy. So begins this engaging retelling of one of William Shakespeares last playsa fascinating and unique combination of intensity and whimsy. When King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife of infidelity, he sets off a terrible chain of events. But this is not one of Shakespeares tragedies. Its a romance, and one with a healthy dose of fancy and surprise. A story of redemption and the strength of friendship and true love, The Winters Tale is perhaps also Bruce Covilles most eloquent retelling yet, complemented masterfully by illustrator LeUyen Pham, whose rich and dramatic paintings are a revelation.
About the Author
Bruce Coville lives in Syracuse, New York.
LeUyen Pham lives in San Francisco, California.