The Winter’s Tale: A Tragi-Comic Romance


Creina Mansfield, Barry Wood & readings by Pam Buckle

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s late romantic comedies. Along with The Tempest it is regarded as the most successful of the late plays. The play was recently revived in a production by Kenneth Branagh & is included in the Bolton Octagon Theatre’s Autumn 2016 Season.

The purpose of the day will be:

  • To consider some of the main stylistic, symbolic & dramatic structures of the late plays, &
  • Through detailed analysis & dramatized readings to engage with the language, imagery, characterisation & themes of The Winter’s Tale.

The play begins in fracture, division & loss, but its central themes are reconciliation, regeneration & redemption through human love, faith & art. These are surely themes which resonate with our own fractured & divided times.

Dayschool: Saturday, 3rd December 2016 Time: 10.30am– 4.30pm.

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 11 35

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF    phone: 01625 511581
Barry Wood, 12 St. Brannock’s Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0UP