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Readings about A Winter's Tale
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0452  Thursday, 20 August 2009

From:       Evelyn Gajowski <
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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): 
61-81.

Other significant articles from past decades --

Erickson, Peter. "Patriarchal Structures in The Winter's Tale." PMLA 97 
(1982): 819-29.

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 
forgiveness."

All the best,
Evelyn Gajowski
Professor of English
Department of English
University of Nevada

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