The Winter's Tale

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    William Shakespeare

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In about 1590 the dramatist George Peele wrote a play called The Old Wives’ Tale in which an old woman is asked to tell ‘a merry winter’s tale’ in order to ‘drive away the time trimly’. ‘Once upon a time,’ she begins, as all traditional storytellers do, ‘there was a king or a lord or a duke that had a fair daughter, the fairest that ever was, as white as snow and as red as blood: and once upon a time his daughter was stolen away.’ An old wives’ or a winter’s tale is like a fairy story: it is not supposed

to be realistic and it is bound to have a happy ending. Along the way, there will be magic, dreams, coincidences, children lost and found. This is the style of play to which Shakespeare turned some twenty years after Peele, in the final phase of his career.



Polixenes, King of Bohemia, has been on a nine-month visit to the court of his childhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his wife, Queen Hermione. Groundlessly, Leontes becomes convinced that his heavily pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes. He orders Camillo to poison Polixenes. Convinced of the queen’s

innocence, Camillo warns Polixenes and they depart for Bohemia together. Antigonus is ordered to leave Hermione's newly born daughter. The baby girl is found by a sheperd and his clownish son. She is brought up and named Perdita.Sixteen years later, she is being courted by Polixenes’ son, Prince Florizel. When the king denounces his son for courting a low-born shepherdess, Florizel and Perdita flee to Sicilia, with the assistance of Camillo.The shepherd and clown follow, bringing tokens that reveal Perdita’s true identity.

威廉·莎士比亚(William Shakespeare,1564—1616年),欧洲文艺复兴时期英国最重要的作家,杰出的戏剧家和诗人。他创作了大量脍炙人口的文学作品,在欧洲文学史上占有特殊的地位,被喻为“人类文学奥林匹斯山上的宙斯”。 他亦跟古希腊三大悲剧家埃斯库罗斯(Aeschylus)、索福克里斯(Sophocles)及欧里庇得斯(Euripides),合称为戏剧史上四大悲剧家。

William Shakespeare ( 26 April 1564—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of around 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

阿契达摩斯:卡密罗,要是你有机会去波希米亚,像我现在随驾公干一样, 你就会明白,我们的波希米亚与你们的西西里亚,如我之前所说,差异很大。






ARCHIDAMUS: If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia, on the

like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see,

as I have said, great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your


CAMILLO: I think this coming summer the King of Sicilia means to

pay Bohemia the visitation which he justly owes him.

ARCHIDAMUS: Wherein our entertainment shall shame us we will be

justified in our loves, for indeed—

CAMILLO: Beseech you—

ARCHIDAMUS: Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we

cannot with such magnificence — in so rare — I know not what to

say. We will give you sleepy drinks, that your senses,

unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot

praise us, as little accuse us.

CAMILLO: You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely.

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  • 莎士比亚诗体重译集序

  • 《冬天的故事》导言

  • Introduction to The Winter's Tale

  • Introuduce

  • Act 1

  • Act 2

  • Act 3

  • Act 4

  • Act 5


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