The setting is Sicily, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, is visiting his childhood friend, Sicilyas King, Leontes. Leontes suspects that his wife Hermione and Polixenes are having an affair and he becomes murderously jealous. Leontes tells Camillo, one of his lords, that he wants him to poison Polixenes. Camillo, however, informs Polixenes of the plan, and the two men quickly depart for Bohemia. Shakespeare took much of the story from Pondasto, A Triumph of Time by Robert Greene, a contemporary of his who had little admiration for the playwright. Shakespeare changed the story by giving it a happy ending. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.Of the five younger children (Gilbert, a second Joan, Anne, Richard, and Edmund ) Anne died atthe ageof eight butWilliama#39;s other siblings lived into ... Williama#39;s backgroundon his paternal side was, like most of the English ofhis day, humble.
|Title||:||The Winter's Tale (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)|
|Publisher||:||BookCaps Study Guides - 2013-11-07|