The Winters Tale as Tragi-Comedy

It has been said that Shakespeare “lost the light-hearted gaity of his youth; where once he had laughed, he now, in his maturity, smiled pensively not without melancholy.”Discuss this statement in relation to Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale.

Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into three categories;history,comedy and tragedy. “The Winter’s Tale” is a play, which is partial comedy

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