The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 1 – “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Not that long ago I was planning my “12 Days of Christmas Knits” for my other blog, when the idea struck that clearly I needed to commemorate the 12 days of Christmas with Shakespearean plays, and an idea of how scenes could be staged, given my passion for the Otago University Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare.  If you would like a freebie, here is a … Continue reading The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 1 – “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

“The Winter’s Tale” Explained

The whole plot of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” is complex. The King and Queen are happy…. and expecting a baby.  Then the King decides that clearly his wife has had an affair with his mate (who has been in the court for 9 months…. and she convinced him to stay longer).  She denies the affair, but he throws her in jail anyway.  Later she gives … Continue reading “The Winter’s Tale” Explained

“The Winter’s Tale” – storyline resources

Here is a collection of resources aimed at helping you understand William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”. The whole play on YouTube The written text: The Entire Play here Summaries, character analysis and plot overviews: Sparknotes Enotes Use the above resources if you are completing particularly Achievement Standard 2.5 – where you have to compare and contrast 2 plays…. as well as if you are in … Continue reading “The Winter’s Tale” – storyline resources