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The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale

© the artist. Photo credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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Inspired by 'The Winter's Tale', the sculpture is one of a series designed for the Great Garden near New Place, the site of Shakespeare's former home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare's New Place

Stratford-upon-Avon

Title

The Winter's Tale

Date

2008

Medium

bronze

Accession number

STRST : SBT 2008-8

Acquisition method

gift from the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2008

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

rear base: Greg Wyatt © 2008

Inscription description

PAULINA / If you can behold it / I'll make the statue move indeed, descend / And take you by the hand; but then you'll think-- / Which I protest against--I am assisted / 90 / By wicked powers; LEONTES / What you can make her do / I am content to look on: what to speak, / I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy / To make her speak as move. / PAULINA / It is required / You do awake your faith. Then all stand still; / On: those that think it is unlawful business / I am about, let them depart. / LEONTES / Proceed: / No foot shall stir. / PAULINA / Music, awake her; strike! / Act 5 Scene 3 / Music / 'Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach; / Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come, / I'll fill your grave up: stir, nay, come away, / Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him / Dear life redeems you. You perceive she stirs: / HERMIONE comes down / Start not; her actions shall be holy as / You hear my spell is lawful: do not shun her / Until you see her die again; for then / You kill her double. Nay, present your hand: / When she was young you woo'd her; now in age / Is she become the suitor? / LEONTES / O, she's warm! / If this be magic, let it be an art / Lawful as eating. / The Winter’s Tale Act 5 scene 3

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Shakespeare's New Place

22 Chapel Street , Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6EP England

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