The Winter's Tale


This play is set in Sicily

Plot synopsis

Leontes (Sicilian king) starts to suspect friend Polixenes (visiting Sicily) of trysting with Hermione (queen) so decides to have P killed. Ah, marriage guidance was so simple those days. P escapes. H's baby left on hills to die, rescued by shepherd. H declared guilty, swoons, carried off and hidden by faithful friend. Tangles, more character. more tangles, false claims, fake news, etc. All comes right-ish and at feast of reconciliation a 'statue'of H is unveiled, comes to life and most things end well.