The Winter's Tale | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Susannah Clapp

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Winter's Tale.
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Critical Review by Susannah Clapp

SOURCE: Clapp, Susannah. “Spliffs and Butts.” Observer (27 May 2001): 13.

In the following excerpt, Clapp admires Nicholas Hytner's 2001 modern-dress staging of The Winter's Tale at London's National Theatre. According to the critic, Hytner's contemporary interpretation was underscored by a striking thematic contrast between the monochrome, bureaucratic Sicilian court and the anti-establishment Bohemia.

Nicholas Hytner has been widely talked of as a contender for the directorship of the National Theatre. His production of The Winter's Tale should boost his chances. It's a dashing, illuminating occasion which deals boldly with the play's swoops from misery to merriment. It's enough to give modern-dress Shakespeare a good name.

The Winter's Tale used to be considered a ‘problem’ play, but that hasn't deterred...

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This section contains 608 words
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