's dream description illuminates neither past nor future events of the play, then, but his present uncertainty about his sleeping or waking state when he saw the figure of Hermione.
Shakespeare returns to and expands upon Paulina's unwillingness to effect closure, which carries with it the undercurrent of the unregulated woman, through the depiction of her inability to overcome the loss of Antigonus
. In contrast to the happy reunions at the conclusion of the play, Paulina defines her future as one of endless sorrow:
How to represent the famous bear that pursues Antigonus
is always a challenging directorial decision, bur this production succeeded in making the bear integral to the theme of destructive male power.
Martin Hermione Linda Emond Camillo Byron Jennings Antigonus
Gerry Bamman Paulina Marianne Jean-Baptiste Shepherd Max Wright Clown Jesse Tyler Ferguson Autolycus Hamish Linklater Florizel Francois Battiste Perdita Heather Lind With: Alexander Maier, Shalita Grant, Liza J.
eaten by that matter-of-fact bear after he
Other memorable moments included Antigonus
in 3.3 feeding the baby a bottle and even placing her on his shoulder to be burped, and Ethan Hawke's Autolycus conning the young shepherd in 4.3 by placing himself on a cross.
For example, when Leontes talks to Antigonus
about killing his daughter - I only found this a few days ago - he says 'thou, that has a heart so tender o'er it...' There's nothing before that where Antigonus
says I love this baby, so what did it mean?
Bosworth (1971: 115-16), suggested that this pamphlet was written to serve Perdiccas's purposes after the break with Antipater in 321 BC; but Heckel (1988) argues that it was produced in Polyperchon's circle, probably by Holkias, and not before about mid-317, as part of a campaign to discredit Cassander and Antigonus
. Bosworth (2000) revises his earlier interpretation and advances a more compelling case for dating the Liber de Morte as we have it, to 309/8 and recognising it as a product of the Ptolemaic camp.
Among the Peripatetics who continued this tradition, Jerome (De viris illustribus 2.821) names several, including Hermippus, Satyrus, Antigonus
, and Sotion, most, if not all, of whom seem to have written works of collective biography.
In the Pyrrhus, the subjects enemy, King Antigonus
, expresses genuine grief at the death and maltreatment of Pyrrhus' corpse, which has been decapitated (Pyrrhus 34.7-8).
Fergal McElleron as Antigonus
- pursued by a bear - in the Globe Touring Theatre production of AWinter's Tale Picture: JAMES ERSKINE; Dominic Dromgoole
In the first example that Antonino proffers, Antigonus--a general under Alexander the Great who founded a Macedonian dynasty, becoming king in 306 BCE--when asked by the Cynic for a talent, replies that this is more than he had a right to ask for; when he asks for a denarius, Antigonus
replies that this is less than a king should fittingly give.