Winter's Tale. From Nov 12th through Nov 22nd, 2008. Jealousy, rage, intrigue, love, revenge and comic mishaps abound in one of Shakespeare’s most intriguingly plotted plays, now showing at the University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre located at 1312 Miller Drive on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.
The Winter’s Tale follows the king of Sicily as he suspects his best friend of having an illicit love affair with his wife, the queen. In a fit of jealous revenge, the king orders his wife to prison and sends his infant daughter into exile in Bohemia. First performed at England’s Court in 1611, covering a span of 16 years and culminating with one of the most stunning and surprising endings in all of Shakespeare, the play blends tragedy, farce, fairy tale, and romance. It is considered the Bard’s timeless affirmation of the power of forgiveness, love and redemption.
The Winter's Tale was first published in Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623. Although it was originally listed as a comedy, modern editors consider the play a romance. The reasoning behind this could be because a majority of the acts are filled with intense drama, while the remaining acts are comedic in nature. This aspect can surely please audiences preferring one or the other.
Show dates are November 12th through 15th and November 19th through 22nd at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on November 15th, 16th, and 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, 33146