The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too,
I love a good Shakespearean retelling, especially if it is a play I am really familiar with. Case in point: Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson. A retelling of the Merchant of Venice, it provides the same story, but provides a new look at some old thoughts. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via the Blogging for Books Program,
I’ve been a fan of Shakespeare since I was very young. Reciting lines, answering trivia and even acting out bit parts (before landing a part as Titania, but that’s another story)–so I’m fairly familiar with the story of Taming of the Shrew. If being a fan of the Bard isn’t enough, we have the pop culture-laden film 10 Things I Hate About You to serve us on this journey.