Discuss the role of setting in the play.

Analyze the character of Autolycus, and discuss his role in the play.

Analyze the character of Perdita, and her relationship to nature.

Discuss the role of divine intervention in the play, especially the miracle scene and the Delphic Oracle.

Discuss the role of women in the play, and their relationships with their husbands/lovers.

Analyze the character of Camillo. What is his function in the play?

Would you categorize The Winter's Tale with Shakespeare's comedies, or his tragedies? Some scholars have grouped it with The Tempest, Pericles, and Cymbeline as a "romance." Would you agree with this grouping? Why or why not?