The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare: an overview and reading plan

The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's later plays and at the time he was writing (around 1611) the 'tragicomedy' was in vogue.A tragicomedy is defined by the Oxford School Shakespeare as a play in which 'alarming events and overwhelming passions narrowly avoid their tragic consequences only in the nick of time.' There is some … Continue reading The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare: an overview and reading plan