What makes The Winter’s Tale so compelling? In anticipation of the Folger Theatre production (Mar 13 – Apr 22), 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 Folger Digital Texts, 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.
The Winter’s Tale, directed by Aaron Posner
Onstage at Folger Theatre Mar 13 – Apr 22.
Transporting us from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare’s spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy, and redemption celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness.