== Resumo ==
[[File:Wageman - Fawcett as Autolycus.jpg|thumb|left|John Fawcett kiel Aŭtoliko en "The Winter's Tale" (1828) de Thomas Charles Wageman]]
<!--Following a brief setup scene the play begins with the appearance of two childhood friends: Leontes, King of [[Sicily|Sicilia]], and Polixenes, the King of [[Bohemia]]. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. Leontes desperately attempts to get Polixenes to stay longer, but is unsuccessful. Leontes then decides to send his wife, Queen Hermione, to try to convince Polixenes. Hermione agrees and with three short speeches is successful. Leontes is puzzled as to how Hermione convinced Polixenes so easily, and is suddenly consumed with an insane paranoia that his pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes and that the child is a [[Illegitimacy|bastard]]. Leontes orders Camillo, a Sicilian Lord, to poison Polixenes.
When Camillo instead warns Polixenes and they both flee to Bohemia, Leontes arrests Hermione on charges of adultery and conspiracy against his life. Paulina, a woman of the court and an ardent friend to Hermione, attempts to visit Hermione but must settle with seeing her handmaid, who reports Hermione has prematurely given birth to a daughter in prison. Paulina, hoping the sight of his child will convince him where words have not, takes the child to Leontes. Leontes angrily dismisses all attempts to convince him he is wrong and he believes Antigonus, a Sicilian courtier and Paulina's husband, has conspired against him alongside Paulina. Paulina having gone, Leontes considers killing this child—which he believes to be the bastard of Polixenes and Hermione—before ordering Antigonus, instead, to abandon the infant far away.
At her trial for treason, Hermione delivers a heart-rending speech that fails to move Leontes. A report from the [[Delphic Sibyl|Oracle at Delphi]] pronounces her innocent, but Leontes defies the oracle. But he then immediately receives word that his young son, Mamillius, has died of grief, a fulfillment of another of the Oracle's prophecies. Hermione faints and is reported to have died. Leontes laments his poor judgment and promises to grieve for his dead wife and son every day for the rest of his life.
Antigonus, unaware of Leontes' change of heart, follows Leontes' earlier instructions to abandon Hermione's newborn daughter on the seacoast of Bohemia. Antigonus recalls a vision the night before of Hermione, who told him to name the child "Perdita" (derived from the Latin word for "lost"). He wishes to take pity on the child, but Antigonus is then suddenly pursued and eaten by a bear. Fortunately, [[Perdita (The Winter's Tale)|Perdita]] is rescued by a shepherd and his simpleton son also known as "Clown." There is a large amount of money with the baby and the shepherd is now very rich.
== Film/Television adaptions ==
There have been two film versions, one silent version in []<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131137/ ''The Winter's Tale'' (1910)
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A [[British Broadcasting Corporation|BBC]] production was televised in []. It was produced by [[Jonathan Miller]], directed by [[Jane Howell]] and starred [[Jeremy Kemp]] as Leontes. There have been several other BBC versions televised as well.-->