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The Winter's Tale Overview

The Winter's Tale Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1610-1611
  • First known performance: May 15, 1611 (Globe Theatre, London)
  • Number of lines: 3362
  • Number of scenes: 15
  • Total Characters: 36
  • Prose/Verse: 25%/75%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: None
  • Possible Sources: Metamorphoses (Ovid, 8 A.D.), The Ninth Book of Amadis de Gaule (F. de Silva, 1567), Pandosto The Triumph of Time (Robert Greene, 1588), The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (Sir Philip Sidney, 1590), The Second Part of Conny-catching (Robert Greene, 1592), The Third Part of Conny-catching (Robert Greene, 1592), The Fisherman’s Tale (Francis Sabie, 1595), Flora’s Fortune (Francis Sabie, 1595), The Humour Out of Breath (John Day, 1605), The History of the Tryall of Chevalry (Anonymous, 1605), Parismenos (Emmanuel Ford, 1609), Mucedorus (Anonymous, 1610)

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