Star-crossed lovers, a banished child, a loyal servant, a clever thief -- all are featured in Shakespeare's roller-coaster ride of jealousy, loss, love and reconciliation The Winter's Tale
, presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company in association with McCarter Theatre Center. One of Shakespeare's late romances, The Winter's Tale
centers around the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia, who flies into a rage when he believes his pregnant wife Hermione and his good friend King Polixenes are lovers. By the time he discovers the truth, he's lost his wife and two young children. However, years later, a miraculous turn of events brings a chance for redemption. Director Rebecca Taichman, whose Cymbeline
was hailed as "brimming with both heart and good humor" by the Washington City Paper
and whose Twelfth Night
was called "gorgeously romantic" by The Downtowner
, returns to direct this timeless work at the Lansburgh Theatre.
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