Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s play, “The Winter’s Tale”, featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. The play follows a transformative journey through estrangement and loss, hope and reconciliation. The first part of the story follows the destructive actions of the jealous King Leontes, of Sicilia. He believes that his pregnant wife Hermione has been unfaithful with King Polixenes of Bohemia. In the aftermath, the baby Perdita is abandoned but later rescued. However, further tragedies continue. In the second part, we re-join Perdita sixteen years later to find her in love with Polixines’s son. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.