The Winter's Tale Setting

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Sicilia

Sicilia is the country where Leontes is King. The country is not described in great depth, though there are a few pieces of action that give hints about the country as a whole. It seems that Shakespeare gave the country specific settings and attributes that it may not have actually had, meaning the reader could consider it a fictional place.

Bohemia

Bohemia is a country ruled by Polixenes. This is where Perdita grows up, raised by the Old Shepherd. The country apparently has at least some area devoted to sheep herding as there is a large festival attended by the shepherds. As is the case with most of Shakespeare’s settings, there is not a great deal of detail offered about the place.

The Prison

Located in Sicilia, this prison is not the traditional prison of modern times. Hermione is held here; but, she has her attendants with...

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