The Winter's Tale on the web

Typing in ‘Shakespeare The Winter's Tale to Google produces hundreds of thousands of responses! Some are editions of the text, some study guides, some essays. Although you will certainly find some useful material, remember that none of it is going to help you understand the play if you do not already have a thorough knowledge of the text from reading it yourself.

Be particularly careful to avoid ‘lifting' any material – including any from this web site! Copying even a small amount is plagiarism and its inclusion in coursework essays will be looked upon scathingly and severely penalised by examination boards.

An interesting website which really looks at the play as drama is the RSC's guide based on their 2006 production. You can see this by going to

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