Shakespeare's Globe

The Winter's Tale [2005]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: John Dove

Leontes, King of Sicilia, is convinced that his wife Hermione has committed adultery. So blind is his rage that even a proclamation from the Oracle of Apollo fails to convince Leontes of Hermione's innocence. His implacable jealousy has terrible consequences, leading to a rupture of his lifelong friendship with the King of Bohemia, and the death of his wife and son.

Only Leontes' infant daughter Perdita, sent to her death but saved by shepherds in Bohemia, survives to redeem the story.

CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION

  • Master of Historical Music William Lyons
  • Master of the Words Giles Block
  • Master of Movement Glynn MacDonald

CAST

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