At the end of November I watched at the movies Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale simulcast from London, starring Judi Dench.
This resulted in an argument with a friend, who admittedly spends a lot more time with Shakespeare than I do. I said Judi brought a statue back to life of the long dead queen for the happy ending. I liked this idea because it reminded me of Pygmalion.
Friend said that the queen was only pretending to be dead. I thought about this and decided that Judi tells the king that he should let her suggest someone he could marry. This could mean she knows the queen is still alive.
She looked like a real statue who hadn't aged a day, so the argument could go either way.
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