The Winter's Tale
Prelude to the bear: Antigonus's agonizing decision in "The Winter's Tale"
Philip Goldfarb Styrt argues that Antigonus and the famous bear scene are frequently misunderstood.
Slippery thoughts in "The Winter's Tale"
“Leontes puts a new spin on an idea familiar to those living in Shakespeare’s time: that one could fish for people,” writes Douglas Clark.
Quiz: How well do you know "The Winter's Tale"?
Test your knowledge of this Shakespeare play.
Dramaturg's Notes: The Winter's Tale, 2023
Dramaturg Michele Osherow shares reflections on the themes explored in Folger Theatre’s 2023 production of The Winter’s Tale.
Q&A: Tamilla Woodard on "The Winter's Tale"
“We are all Leontes.” Director Tamilla Woodard shares her favorite moments from The Winter’s Tale and what audiences should be watching for when they see the play.
How we got "The Winter’s Tale" and where it went from there
Where did Shakespeare get the idea for The Winter’s Tale? From publication in the First Folio to 18th-century adaptations, explore the history of this well-known play.
Exit, Pursued by a Polar? Bear
A brief look at Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction.
ENCORES: 'The Winter's Tale' performed by Folger Theatre (2018)
Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES. Enjoy a selection from Folger Theatre’s 2018 production of ‘The Winter’s Tale.’
A Wyncoll's Tale
Let’s face it, every special collections library has at least a few mystery items in the vault that are quietly passed down over the decades from curator to curator (or cataloger to cataloger, or acquisitions librarian to acquisitions librarian). These…
Play on! Tracy Young on translating 'The Winter's Tale'
Tracy Young, who had previously directed “The Winter’s Tale,” writes about the challenges of translating “The Winter’s Tale” for the Play on! project.
Katie deBuys and her grandmother's Winter's Tale
Actress Katie deBuys (Hermione) keeps a very special copy of this play in her dressing room—the one her grandmother used in college. She spoke to us about this cherished volume and what Shakespeare meant to her grandmother.
‘The Winter’s Tale’ and the problem of the Bohemia seacoast
A key plot point of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ relies on the country of Bohemia having a seacoast, which poses a geographical dilemma.