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Cruise Control eMany of the keyvents happen off stage g deaths though it does have the famous stage direction Exit pursued by bear Somehow it worked though 1 Royal TragedyAct one stablishes a happy family and a happy court before things rapidly disintegrate through the tragic and alarming madness of the King Leontes obsessed by the lie that his pregnant wife s baby is that of his childhood friend The steadfastness of his wife is admirable and moving though it perhaps stretches credulity Or maybe I m just not as hopeful loving or forgiving as Hermione Nevertheless those are ntirely positive attributesMore problematic are the unpalatable immoral and illegal actions demanded of some under the guise of loyalty to their king Zimbardo s infamous Stanford Prison xperiment and Milgram s obedience xperiments came to mindDeath comes to the court and profound loss in addition to that2 Bucolic ComedyThe second act fast forwards sixteen years to a livel A sad tale s best for winter An incredible potpourri of comedy tragedy and fantasy that once again defies categorization Dramatic realism comes through in the form of an obsessively jealous king reminiscent of well known Othello the complex relationships between parents and children as in King Lear or Hamlet mystical resonance in Greek legends that contemplate sculptures turning into human beings recalling the Christian concept of resurrection and a lush floral poetry that vokes the romanticism of the classic pastorals All these apparently discordant features which would asily create a muddled hotchpotch nine out of ten times converge into an xuberant tale in the hands of the Bard Hermione and Paulina have joined the list of my favorite female characters by Shakespeare particularly the last one who speaks her mind in front of the king and remains loyal to the ueen Culture and Enchantment even when she is unjustly punished by chance in the form of anxotic bear tha I decided not to do an abridged version of this play because frankly it s already so ridiculous that I can t improve on it Instead we here at Madeline Reviews Inc present a fictionalized account of an vent that probably occured right before the writing of this thankfully little known play EnjoySCENE a tavern in Renaissance London CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE and BEN JONSON are sitting at the bar already several ales into the morning WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE nters falls down and then gets up and stumbles to the barWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Guys I just got the best idea EVER for a play CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE That s great Billhang on why are your yes so red Jesus have you been at the opium den AGAINBEN JONSON Seriously dude twice a day is plenty SHAKESPEARE SHUT UP AND LISTEN Okay so there s this king right and he thinks his wife is cheating on him but she s really not but he doesn t know that so he puts her on trial and she dies I m not sure how yet I ll work it out later and thenMARLOWE Um Bill I think you already did that oneSHAKESPEARE No this one is DIFFERENT because it s a million times cooler Anyway there s gonna be a witch JONSON Did that already tooSHAKESPEARE and siblings getting separated MARLOWE Several timesSHAKESPEARE and then there s gonna be a bear Attack And Then At The End A and then at the nd a COMES TO LIFE long awkward silenceMARLOWE that soundsdifferentJONSON Bill I gotta be I don t think people are gonna go for this one Why don t you just be honest I don t think people are gonna go for this one Why don t you just another history playSHAKESPEARE Oh yeah like I m going to take writing advice from YOU JonsonMARLOWE Oh god here he goes SHAKESPEARE Honestly you call yourself a writer Don t make me laugh kid I invented the word Baroque Personae eyeball did you know that Eyeball What the fuck have YOU doneMARLOWE Listen Bill he just meant thatSHAKESPEARE And YOU Thinking you re so great just because you wrote some play about a guy who summons the devil which was totally my idea first Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Illium spits on the ground Great line genius Like anyone sven going to remember that piece of shit ten years from now JONSON William cut it out You re going to get us kicked out AGAIN SHAKESPEARE He s a spy you know He works for the fucking MAN NARC MARLOWE God damn it Bill keep your mouth shut Do you want me to get stabbed to deathSHAKESPEARE Ah fuck you all I m going to be famous than Democratic Art either of you just wait and seeJONSON Not the way you re going I bet in a hundred years people won tven be sure if you actually Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? ever EXISTED SHAKESPEARE Oh go to hell Jonson falls downMARLOWE Come on let s get him to the doctor A few leeches should cure what ails himSHAKESPEARE Hey did Iver tell you guys about the time I nailed Viola de LessepsJONSON You re so full of shit dudeand SCENE ps just fyi in case anyone tries to show off how smart they are and points out that Marlowe wasn t alive when Shakespeare wrote The Winter s Tale I will seriously slap you Over the INTERNET A masterpiece demonstrating how grace redeems and love restores over time This play features one of Shakespeare s most interesting psychological studies Leontes and two of his most charming heroines Hermione and Perdita Shakespeare s art has deepened to the point where he can deliberately choose an outrageously improbable denouement and present it in a w Something for Shakespeare In The Park maybe Good my Lord be cured of this diseased opinion and betimes for tis most dangerous That is the well meant advice Camillo gives the delusional King Leontes whose whims and flawed imagination are about to destroy his family and his kingdom Needless to say the all powerful king does not listen The drama. Espeare's most varied theatrically self conscious and motionally wide ranging plays Much of the play's copiousness inheres in its generic intermingling of tragedy comedy romance pastoral and the history play In addition to dates and sources the introduction attends to iterative patterns the nature and cause of Leontes. Abridged version inspired by Madeline s great abridged versionsAct ILEONTES KING OF SICILY You are my bestest friend since childhood PolixenesPOLIXENES KING OF BOHEMIA You are my bestest friend too Leontes But it s been 9 months and y know I need to get home to my kingdom and son and all KING LEONTES NOOOOOO I need you in my life Stay stayUEEN HERMIONE I agree with my husbandKING POLIXENES Well shucks fine I ll stay a little longerKING LEONTES MY WIFE IS A CHEATING WHORECAMILLO Wait whatKING LEONTES Kill Polixenes The only reason he s staying is because of the ueen They re totally doing it behind my backCAMILLO Hey Polixenes you might want to skiddaddle Leontes is in a killing moodKING POLIXENES Yeah I m just going to bounce ueen Hermione should totally be okay LatersAct IIKING LEONTES YOU ARE A DIRTY WHORE HERMIONE AND THE BABY YOU RE CARRYING IS DEFINITELY POLIXENES BASTARDUEEN HERMIONE WhatNOBLES WhatKING LEONTES TO THE JAIL WITH YOU WOMANueen Hermione goes to jail and gives birthKING LEONTES BURN THE BASTARD BABYANTIGONUS Yeah I m going to have to say no to that oneKING LEONTES OKAY THEN ABANDON IT IN THE WOODSANTIGONUS That I can do Act IIIUEEN HERMIONE I m innocentKING LEONTES LIESAPOLLO S ORACLE The ueen s innocent Polixenes is innocent King Leontes is a tyrantKING LEONTES LIESSERVANT Your son diedKING LEONTES Apollo is totes angry I accused him of lying My bad My wife is totally innocentueen Hermione dies of griefKING LEONTES D ohANTIGONUS Baby abandoning time Well my job s done so I guess I m going to be killed off Exit pursued by a bear actual stage directionSHEPHERD Ooh a baby And gold Shiny Act IVTIME Sixteen years pass Whee King Leontes daughter Perdita is raised by the shepherd and grows up pretty King Polixenes son Florizel grows up a romanticFLORIZEL I love youPERDITA I love you FLORIZEL Let s get marriedKING POLIXENES in disguise What would your father say about this Florizel There s a reason I m not telling himKING POLIXENES takes off disguise Darn straight there s a reason Death to the Shepherd Mauling for Perdita Disinheritance if you ver speak of the shepherd s daughter againFLORIZEL That is so unfair I don t want to be the stupid king of your stupid kingdom anyway We re going to Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group elopePerdita and Florizel run off to King Leontes court Act VKING LEONTES My dead wife was the most perfect angelic saint like womanver Perdita and Florizel arriveFLORIZEL I am totally not Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust eloping with a shepherdessKING LEONTES Aww what a sweet coupleLORD Florizel s father is here And Florizel is totallyloping with a shepherdessKING LEONTES Let s go talk to your father FlorizelFLORIZEL Aw man RANDOM EXTRAS King Leontes finding out Perdita was his lost daughter and reuniting with her was so touching Too bad the audience couldn t see it We ll just talk about how the Shepherd showed up and revealed Perdita s true heritage and King Leontes and King Polixenes became friends again and now Perdita and Florizel can get married and veryone cried from happinessPERDITA Let s all go see my mother s statueUEEN HERMIONE S STATUE I came to life Or maybe I was never dead and was just pretending

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be a statue knows Happy ndings all around Actual review This is one of the cracked out Shakespeare plays I ve read what with the random bear chasing and devouring and the maybe statue coming to lifemaybe Hermione just pretending to be a statue thing I didn t like King Leonte s random wife accusing At least Othello was convinced by the devious Iago that his wife was cheating King Leontes came up with his insane troll logic by himself I also tend to have a problem with Shakespeare s comedies in general I think they can be hilarious when performed but they really rely on good comedic timingacting that just does not translate when you re reading it by yourself I was intrigued by the unrepentant rogue Autolycus cut from the abridged version because he revels in his badness I think a good actor could make him incredibly fun The BBC does an amazing job with this audiobook As for the story I really wish the king had gotten far of comeuppance for his bad behavior Exit pursued by a bear is the most famous stage direction in literature It comes here in Winter s Tale at the nd of Act III and it s famous because it s funny And here in Winter s Tale at the nd of Act III and it s famous because it s funny And really funny thing is it s been a hella dark play until this moment What happened is King Leontes has become suddenly and irrationally convinced that his wife is cheating on him like Othello with some Lear so he thinks his infant daughter isn t his so he orders her Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods exposed in the wilderness to die and the guy who drops her off Antigonus immediately gets chased off screen by the bear It s conceivable that Shakespeare used a real bear Antigonus view spoilerdies by the way the bear gets him hide spoiler This is a story of male friendship We have the king of Sicily Leontes and the king of Bohemia Polixenes indulging their fondness forach other From the very outset we see how these Image of Dench and Branagh 2016 Reviews of audio books count so I guess watching a play should too Perhaps so as that was the author s intended mediumI saw a stage production of The Winter s Tale a few days after finishing Jeanette Winterson s modern novelisation The Gap of Time which I reviewed HEREMy mother tells me I saw the play in my late teens but I have no memory of it My knowledge of the plot was from Winterson s summary and then her adaptationI Elizabeth I enjoyed the play but it was odder than Ixpected I see now that it s usually categorised as one of the problem plays because it is both tragedy and comedy. You can find an alternative cover for this ISBN hereThe New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up to date scholarship and Education in a New Society emphasis on performance The series features line by line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems and anxtensive introduction The Winter's Tale is one of Shak.

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Unfolds with predictably disastrous Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education effects as the most powerful person is at the same time the most self indulgent paranoid and mentally underdeveloped Hisntourage knowing the danger of speaking truth to power resigns itself to the doctrine I dare not know my Lord The main plot is one of jealousy and impulsive decisions but there is a deeper sadder truth underneath the raging king s machinations A sad tale s best for winter king Leontes young son tells his mother before both become victims of the tremor cordis that deprives the king of his judgmentWhat happenedThe king s good friend Polixenes wants to leave after a stay at the court and Leontes fails to convince him to prolong his visit He therefore asks his wife Hermione to do her best to talk him into staying and when she succeeds he can t believe it is due to her rhetorical skills Instead he believes that his friend and wife have an affairAs absurd as it may sound Leontes perseveres in this position to the point of charging Hermione with treason while claiming to support a just and open trial The justice and openness however turn into fake news and alternative truths when the oracle the higher power of the law does not confirm the king s delusion but frees his innocent wife of all accusations Leontes overrides the law acting according to his motionally unstable mind but with full xecutive power Your actions are my dreams You Had a bastard by PolixenesAnd I but dreamed it As youWere past all shame ThoseOf your fact are so so past All truth Reading this during the sad winter s tale that is unfolding in our world of 2017 I feel almost nauseous It is painful to see the bizarre misogyny that leads men in most of Shakespeare s plays to destroy women s and children s lives because they can despite often being The Baby Swap Miracle ethically and intellectually as well as psychologically weaker than the Shakespearean womenThey are however physically stronger and at the centre ofxecutive power and this is not something I can shrug off any putting it under the heading Something that people used to think over 400 years ago This is still very much the status uo in too many parts of the worldWhen Virginia Woolf imagined the career of a talented fictional sister of Shakespeare s in her ssay A Room of One s Own she showed all the obstacles that the Shakespeare sister would have stumbled over to make her fail where her male counterpart succeeded simply for being a woman Had she shown the rhetorical skills of Hermione men would have accused her of plagiarism of adultery or something lse maybe unwomanly behaviour Men in Shakespeare s world take what they want when they need it and think later I am a feather for ach wind that blows King Leontes says Of course he is punished for overthrowing the higher law of the oracle Sixteen years that gap of time he has to xpiate his rash behaviour before the tragedy turns into comedy and he deserves a second chance reunited with his daughter and with his wife magically come alive again in an Pygmalionesue act of turning art into lifeAll s Well That Ends Well Shakespeare seems to say and his cast walks off stage with the promise of filling in the gap of time telling ach other the stories of their lives during those miserable sixteen years of pain until Leontes reason sets verything right againI can t help disagreeing I see the tragedy unfolding with perfect clarity I admire the accuracy with which Shakespeare depicted the folly of the powerful surrounded by friends but besieged by his own poisoned mind powerful surrounded by friends but besieged by his own poisoned mind can see the helplessness and despair of women children and servants who are without protection against this abuse And I can see some kind of reconciliation at the Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation end of the tunnel after a gap of time BUTIt is not all well thatnds well There is the sacrifice of the young son who listened to his mother s sad winter s tale not knowing that he had reached the premature winter of his own short life And there is good hearted Antigonus who saves the baby girl Perdita Leontes child which he wants good hearted Antigonus who saves the baby girl Perdita Leontes child which he wants see killed in the delusion that it is his friend s bastard Antigonus dies Gender Justice earning long lasting fame for his dramatic departure Exit pursued by a bear Even if tyranny does not last it is not acceptable to let mad hormone driven narcissistic old menxert power until time makes them reasonable from within themselvesWhenever an Generations and Collective Memory environment is created where people feel they dare not know with all that implies of actual secret knowledge it has already gone too far and something must be done without a gap of time Collective amnesia or ignorance is not an optionUnfortunately Shakespeare s first three acts labelled tragedy were convincing and realistic than the last two the comedy which needs a deusx machina Pygmalion moment to force a happy ndWhat can be done We can t rely on Shakespeare s genius to write a better nding to the tragedy of madness and power can weBut he as always saw it clear and put it into unforgettable language Recommended to THE WORLD For we have madmen and women than we can bearExeo pursued by a nightmare The Winter s Tale William ShakespeareThe Winter s Tale is a play by William Shakespeare originally published in the First Folio of 1623 The main plot of The Winter s Tale is taken from Robert Greene s pastoral romance Pandosto published in 1588 Shakespeare s changes to the plot are uncharacteristically slight From Notes to Narrative especially in light of the romance s undramatic nature and Shakespeare s fidelity to it gives The Winter s Tale its most distinctive feature the sixteen year gap between the third and fourth acts 2016 1588 160. ' jealousy the staging and meaning of the bearpisode and the thematic and structural implications of the figure of Time Special attention is paid to the nding and its tempered happiness Performance history is integrated throughout the introduction and commentary Appendices include the theatrical practice of doubling. The Winter's Tale
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