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From Tragic waste to Comic Rebirth Winter’s Tale Lecture 3
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Shakespeare’s Source for Winter’s Tale Robert Green’s Pandosto; or, The Triumph of Time , which was first published in 1588, reprinted as Dorastus and Fawnia in 1607. In Greene's story, the wife of the Leontes character (Pandosto) actually dies, and Pandosto commits suicide after he learns that he has
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p. 119: 4.1.: Enter Time, the Chorus I, that please some, try all, both joy and terror – Of good and bad, that makes and unfolds error, Now take upon me, in the name of Time, To use my wings. Impute it not a crime To me or my swift passage, that I slide O'er sixteen years and leave the
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Aristotle’s three unities 1 Unity of action : originally, that the action should be a single one, with no subplots or deviations. Also Unity of Genre : tragic and comic materials should not be mingled, nor should noble tragic characters mix with lowborn, comic characters. 2 Unity of place : dramatic action should take place in one space, with no changes of location. 3 Unity of time : entire dramatic action should take place in a continuous time frame, with no
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pp. 119-121: 4.1.15ff: Enter Time, the Chorus Your patience this allowing, I turn my glass, and give my scene such growing As you had slept between. Leontes leaving, The effects of his fond jealousies so grieving That he shuts up himself,- imagine me, Gentle spectators, that I now may be
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p. 121: 4.2.4 FF: Camillo and Polixenes in Bohemia CAMILLO : It is fifteen years since I saw my country : though I have, for the most part, been air'd abroad, I desire to lay my bones there. Besides, the penitent king, my master, hath sent for me; to whose feeling sorrows I might be some allay … POLIXENES : As thou lov’st me, Camillo, wipe not out the rest of thy services by leaving me now.
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p. 123: 4.2.20FF: Camillo and Polixenes in Bohemia POLIXENES : Of that fatal country Sicilia, [p. 121] prithee speak no more; whose very naming punishes me with the remembrance of that penitent, as thou call'st him, and reconciled king , my brother; whose loss of his most precious queen and children are even now to be afresh lamented. Say to me, when saw'st thou the Prince Florizel, my son?
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p. 133: 4.4.1FF: Florizell and Perdita FLORIZEL: These your unusual weeds to each part of you Do give a life – no shepherdess; but Flora Peering in April's front. This your sheep- shearing Is as a meeting of the petty gods, And you the queen on't. PERDITA: Sir, my gracious lord, To chide at your extremes, it not becomes me ; O, pardon that I name them! Your high self, The gracious mark o' th’ land, you have
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PERDITA : . . . Even now I tremble To think your father, by some accident, Should pass this way, as you did: O, the Fates! How would he look, to see his work, so
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:323 taught by Professor Fulton during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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