When King Leontes grows jealous of his wife's innocent affection for his best friend, he abandons her to prison. To his dismay, he soon learns of her death. And thus begins his long journey to forgiveness.
Shakespeare’s play is famous for its two-part structure: the first three acts enact a mini-tragedy and occur in wintery Sicilia, while the second half of the play occurs sixteen years later in Bohemia during the summer festival.
The Winter’s Tale features both the emotional depth of King Lear and the raw comedy and rude mechanicals of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Gulbenkian Education Network £7