The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0452 Thursday, 20 August 2009
Date: Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 14:13:12 -0700
Subject: 20.0450 Readings about A Winter's Tale
Comment: RE: SHK 20.0450 Readings about A Winter's Tale
One of my favorite pieces on WT is David McCandless's article, "'Verily
Bearing Blood': Pornography, Sexual Love, and the Reclaimed Feminine in
The Winter's Tale," in Essays in Theatre/Etudes theatrales 9 (1990-91):
Other significant articles from past decades --
Erickson, Peter. "Patriarchal Structures in The Winter's Tale." PMLA 97
Neely, Carol Thomas. "Women and Issue in The Winter's Tale."
Philological Quarterly (1978): 181-94.
Traub, Valerie. "Jewels, Statues, and Corpses: Containment of Female
Erotic Power in Shakespeare's Plays." Shakespeare Studies 20 (1988): 215-38.
Charles Frey has devoted an entire book, Shakespeare's Vast Romance: A
Study of The Winter's Tale, to the dramatic text.
My favorite comment on The Winter's Tale is Adrian Kiernander's (on
SHAKSPER), who labels the idea of Hermione's (silent) reconciliation
with Leontes in the final scene "a heterosexual male fantasy of
All the best,
Professor of English
Department of English
University of Nevada
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