The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lynn Nichols

A sad tale’s best for winter.

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” is about rediscovering life. It’s about sleeping through the most important moments, then waking up to realize the loss. The king condemns his wife, casts off his newborn baby, and then – only when his family is gone – he realizes what he’s done. At the beginning of the play, the young prince says to his mother, “a sad tale’s best for winter.” Ultimately, he learns that it’s “sad tales” that often bring us to our senses, stirring our sleeping minds.  

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