What makes The Winter’s Tale so compelling? Folger Director Michael Witmore shares spoiler-free insights about this Shakespeare play in three short videos.
Here’s why he considers The Winter’s Tale his favorite Shakespeare play:
In this video, Witmore reflects on one of his favorite lines from The Winter’s Tale: “an art that nature makes…” See the line in context using the Folger Shakespeare, a free Folger resource for reading and searching Shakespeare’s plays.
Why do we call The Winter’s Tale a romance? Romances are “very clearly stories about things that happen that are impossible or just improbable,” Witmore says.
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