"The Winter's Tale Shortened" is an abridged version of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale." This version is an excellent source for amateur and professional acting troupes looking for a play with a performance time under an hour. It is also an excellent text for English teachers and professors who wish to cover more material in less time (given the other shortened plays such as this one.) David R. Wellens, M.A. was educated at Amherst College and the University of South Florida in Tampa.