Internet Shakespeare Editions


The Winter's Tale

"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale spans some sixteen years, several genres (tragedy, festive comedy, pastoral. . .), and (like Henry IV, Part One) a wide range of society.

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  1. Summary: facts about The Winter's Tale

    First published: 1623 (First Folio).
    First mention:Simon Forman saw a performance in 1611; the play was performed at Court on November 5 in the same year.

    Main source:Pandosto: The Triumph of Time (1588), a prose romance by Robert Greene.