The Winter’s Tale at Peace College moves from bleak to pastoral, and in pajamas, too

Zack Smith · 25 Feb 2010, 2:48 PM · Comment


Peace College

The Winter’s Tale is one of William Shakespeare’s last and less-performed plays, and it’s easy to see why. It’s literally half tragedy and half comedy, with a dark, vengeance-filled first opening act that gives way to a second act filled with songs and romantic misunderstandings; the meaning of the title comes courtesy of a charming child who will soon die: “A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one/ of sprites and goblins.”

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