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The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, many modern editors have relabelled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances; some critics consider it to be one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending. The play has been intermittently popular, revived in productions in various forms and adaptations by some of the leading theatre practitioners in Shakespearean performance history, beginning after a long interval with David Garrick in his adaptation Florizel and Perdita; the Winter's Tale was revived again in the 19th century, when the fourth "pastoral" act was popular. In the second half of the 20th century, The Winter's Tale in its entirety, drawn from the First Folio text, was performed, with varying degrees of success. Following a brief setup scene the play begins with the appearance of two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, Polixenes, the King of Bohemia.

Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, 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 attempts to get Polixenes to stay longer, but is unsuccessful. Leontes 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 and so he begins to suspect that his pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes and that the child is Polixenes'. Leontes orders Camillo, a Sicilian Lord, to poison Polixenes. Camillo instead warns Polixenes and they both flee to Bohemia. Furious at their escape, Leontes now publicly accuses his wife of infidelity, declares that the child she is bearing must be illegitimate, he throws her in prison, over the protests of his nobles, sends two of his lords and Dion, to the Oracle at Delphos for what he is sure will be confirmation of his suspicions.

Meanwhile, the queen gives birth to a girl, her loyal friend Paulina takes the baby to the king, in the hopes that the sight of the child will soften his heart. He grows angrier and orders Paulina's husband, Lord Antigonus, to take the child and abandon it in a desolate place. Cleomenes and Dion return from Delphos with word from the Oracle and find Hermione publicly and humiliatingly put on trial before the king, she asserts her innocence, asks for the word of the Oracle to be read before the court. The Oracle states categorically that Hermione and Polixenes are innocent, Camillo is an honest man, that Leontes will have no heir until his lost daughter is found. Leontes shuns the news, refusing to believe it as the truth; as this news is revealed, word comes that Leontes' son, has died of a wasting sickness brought on by the accusations against his mother. At this, Hermione falls in a swoon, is carried away by Paulina, who subsequently reports the queen's death to her heartbroken and repentant husband.

Leontes vows to spend the rest of his days atoning for the loss of his son, his abandoned daughter, his queen. Antigonus, abandons the baby on the coast of Bohemia, reporting that Hermione appeared to him in a dream and bade him name the girl Perdita, he leaves a fardel by the baby containing gold and other trinkets which suggest that the baby is of noble blood. A violent storm appears, wrecking the ship on which Antigonus arrived, he wishes to take pity on the child, but is chased away in one of Shakespeare's most famous stage directions: "Exit, pursued by a bear." Perdita is rescued by a shepherd and his son known as "Clown." "Time" announces the passage of sixteen years. Camillo, now in the service of Polixenes, begs the Bohemian king to allow him to return to Sicilia. Polixenes refuses and reports to Camillo that his son, Prince Florizel, has fallen in love with a lowly shepherd girl: Perdita, he suggests to Camillo that, to take his mind off thoughts of home, they disguise themselves and attend the sheep-shearing feast where Florizel and Perdita will be betrothed.

At the feast, hosted by the Old Shepherd who has prospered thanks to the gold in the fardel, the pedlar Autolycus picks the pocket of the Young Shepherd and, in various guises, entertains the guests with bawdy songs and the trinkets he sells. Disguised and Camillo watch as Florizel and Perdita are betrothed. Tearing off the disguise, Polixenes angrily intervenes, threatening the Old Shepherd and Perdita with torture and death and ordering his son never to see the shepherd's daughter again. With the aid of Camillo, who longs to see his native land again and Perdita take ship for Sicilia, using the clothes of Autolycus as a disguise, they are joined in their voyage by his son who are directed there by Autolycus. In Sicilia, Leontes is still in mourning. Cleomenes and Dion plead with him to end his time of repentance. Paulina, convinces the king to remain unmarried forever since no woman can match the greatness of his lost Hermione. Florizel and Perdita arrive, they are greeted effusively by Leontes.

Florizel pretends to be on a diplomatic mission from his father, but his cover is blown when Polixenes and Camillo, arrive in Sicilia. The meeting and reconciliation of the kings and princes is reported by gentlemen of the Sicilian court: how the Old

Reconcile (rapper)

Ronald Stephen "Ronnie" Lillard, Jr. known by the stage name Reconcile, is an American hip hop recording artist. Reconcile gained notoriety after releasing a free project entitled Abandoned Hope in 2012 on Full Ride Music, a label founded by rapper Thi'sl, his second album, was released in 2014 on the Frontline Movement label. Sacrifice was his first album to chart on the Billboard charts. Reconcile signed a production contract with Street Symphony's Track or Die production label in 2015, his follow-up release, Catchin' Bodies was released on September 18, 2015. Reconcile born as Jr. in Fort Myers, Florida. Reconcile was the second child of Tiffany Cummings who gave birth to him at the age of 16, he was raised by Sr. after his parents got divorced. Reconcile played football linebacker position for Lehigh Senior High School, he has four brothers and four sisters. Lillard was awarded a full scholarship to Rice University Rice to play the remainder of his collegiate days at linebacker starting in 2008.

While at Rice, he played a special teams role his freshman year. Before his junior year, he sustained an injury, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and sociology. Post-collegiate football, he turned his focus over to making hip hop music as well as forming a non-profit that helps mentor at-risk teens on probation in inner-city Houston, TX. Reconcile released a free project entitled Abandoned Hope, on March 23, 2012 while Reconcile was still a senior in college; the project garnered the attention of producer Street Symphony. On May 20, 2014 Reconcile released his first album entitled Sacrifice. Sacrifice charted #3 on iTunes Hip Hop and debuted on the Billboard charts, landing placement on the Top Rap Albums at No. 20. Lillard is married to LaDwaina "Dway" Lillard, is presently residing in Miami, Florida with his wife and children

Izak Reid

Izak George Reid is an English footballer who plays for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Hednesford Town, where he plays as a midfielder. Reid came through the ranks at Macclesfield Town and became a regular member of the first team in the 2007–08 season. By the time he had signed a new two-year deal with the Silkmen in July 2009 he had made 78 appearances in all competitions. Reid signed for Morecambe on Saturday 18 June 2011 after passing a medical, he has since played for Brackley Town, Barrow and A. F. C. Telford United. Izak joined his hometown club Stafford Rangers in the summer of 2016. On 23 February 2019, Izak was confirmed as signing for Northern Premier League Division One West side Chasetown. Reid made a prompt move to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Hednesford Town on 22 March 2019. Reid is eligible to play for Montserrat. Reid has two brothers who play football and Ishmale, both with Stafford Rangers. Izak Reid at Soccerbase Izak Reid at Soccerway

Interstate 74 in Indiana

Interstate 74 in the U. S. state of Indiana traverses central parts of the state from west to east. It connects Champaign, with Indianapolis in the center of the state, Indianapolis with Cincinnati, Ohio. Interstate 74 route covers 171.54 miles across Indiana, a portion of, concurrently routed through Indianapolis along the southern and western legs of Interstate 465. The Indiana portion of Interstate 74 begins on the Illinois border near Danville and travels east. Shortly into Indiana, the interstate crosses the Wabash River near Covington. I-74 continues east, passing over US 136 and intersecting US 41 at Veedersburg about 15 miles east of the Illinois border. Nineteen miles the interstate intersects US 231, providing access to Crawfordsville to the south. I-74 runs nearly parallel to US 136 from the Illinois border until US 136 terminates at Interstate 465; when I-74 reaches Indianapolis it continues south, running concurrently with I-465 on the latter's western and southern segments. I-74 is concurrent with US 31, US 36, US 40, US 52, several state highways, for varying lengths of its route around Indianapolis.

I-74 crosses the White River and passes by the Indianapolis International Airport on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Once I-74 reaches the southeast side of Indianapolis it diverges from I-465 and continues to the southeast. At this interchange, I-74 picks up US 421. Outside of the Indianapolis area, I-74 runs past Shelbyville. Near the halfway point between Indianapolis and the Ohio border, I-74 runs through Greensburg. US-421 runs south through Greensburg. Continuing on east, I-74 runs parallel to State Route 46. Just west of the Ohio border, I-74 crosses the Whitewater River, it intersects with and begins a concurrency with US 52. The two roads cross into Ohio at Harrison. Like all Interstate highways in Indiana, I-74 was constructed in segments. There were six segments in the western portion of the route between the Illinois state line and I-465 in Speedway, six more in the eastern portion connecting I-465 near Beech Grove to the Ohio state line; the concurrent portions around Indianapolis on I-465, consisting of seven separate sections along the west and south legs of that beltway, became operational between December 21, 1961, October 15, 1964.

The eastern segments connecting Indianapolis and Cincinnati were given a high priority and were all completed and open by October 30, 1964. The first section of Interstate 74 to be built in Indiana was the portion from the Illinois state line east for just under 8 miles to the Covington exit just beyond the Wabash River, which opened to traffic in December 1960; the final 13.5-mile segment, located in Fountain and Montgomery counties on the western portion of the route, was finished and opened on August 31, 1967, marking the full completion of I-74 in the state. Indiana Highway Ends: Interstate 74

2012–13 Grasshopper Club Zürich season

The 2012–13 Swiss Super League began with a 0-2 loss against FC Sion. After this defeat the Grasshoppers remained unbeaten for twelve consecutive matches and goalkeeper Roman Bürki was able to set a new all-time record in keeping a clean sheet in Swiss football, he remained unbeaten for 659 minutes. On May 20, 2013 the Grasshoppers won the 2012–13 Swiss Cup by a 5-4-victory on penalties against FC Basel, it was Grasshoppers 19th title in this competition and their first since 1994. Win Draw Loss Postponed Game duration 45 min Game duration 45 min Game duration 2x12 min Kickoff times are in CET Kickoff times are in CET Last updated: 2 June 2013 Note: Numbers in parenthesis denotes substitution appearances. Players in italic left the club during the season

Jonah Sithole

Jonah Sithole was a Zimbabwean guitarist and composer, known for the mbira-inspired style known as mbira-guitar or chimurenga music. Jonah Sithole was born in the province of Masvingo and grew up in the mining town of Zvishavane, where his older brother worked as a miner as well as a musician for the mining camp band. Jonah first picked up the guitar as a twelve-year-old; when his brother was at work, he would play his guitar, imitating the sounds that his brother practiced around the house. Jonah moved to Bulawayo, where he attended Mpopoma High School until he was expelled in 1969, when he was a form 2 student. By he was a decent guitar and bass player, so he followed his brother to Kwekwe and convinced him to admit him to his band, the Jairosi Jiri Kwela Kings, as a bass player. A few months in 1970, the band got a bar contract in Mbare and became known as the Delphans. Jonah became the band's rhythm guitarist; when the Delphans got a contract to play in Gweru, Jonah decided to remain in Harare with the purpose of starting his own band.

In 1971, just three months into his first stint as a bandleader, he was approached by Jackson Phiri, leader of the Limpopo Jazz Band, a soukous outfit, to be their guitarist. The Lipopo Jazz Band was anxious to break into the competitive bar music scene by having a band members who could sing in the local languages. While with the Limpopo Jazz Band, Jonah learned to play Congolese rumba guitar styles, he was enthralled by the guitar stylings of rumba Franco Luambo, but he began developing the more traditional mbira inspired guitar sound for the Shona songs. In 1974, the Lipopo Jazz Band recorded the song Ndozvireva, an adaptation of the mbira song Taisireva. Together with the Hallelujah Chicken Run band's Ngoma Yarira and the M. D. Success's Kumntongo, the song was one of the first to transcribe mbira progressions onto guitar. Soon after that, the foreign members of the Lipopo Jazz Band were deported, Jonah found himself playing with a slew of hotel bands with no names: “Most of these bands did not have names.

They just had contracts. They belonged to that place. It's only now people realize it's important to have names.”Jonah played a short stint with the Great Sounds, another outfit that specialized in Congolese rumba, before moving to Mutare in 1974 to play with the Pepsi Combo. Jonah suggested a name change to Vibrations and Drifters, they played at the Zimunya Hotel, just outside Mutare for about a year before the band moved to Harare determined to land a performing contract. He approached the owner of the Jamaica Inn, located just outside Harare, but a vocalist without a band, Thomas Mapfumo fired from the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, had talked his way into a contract and use of the hotel musical kit. Since Jonah had a band but no contract or equipment, the two decided to join forces, they performed together at the Jamaica Inn for about two months until they were approached by a Harare businessman to perform at the Mushandira Pamwe Nightclub in Highfield, Harare. At this time and Mapfumo were playing an "afro-rock" rather than the mbira-based style for which they were to become famous.

After about three months, Jonah was muscled out of the group, but a few months he used his influence with a new nightclub owner to rejoin Thomas Mapfumo and form the Blacks Unlimited. That year, financial difficulties forced Jonah to part ways with the Blacks Unlimited, after a second stint with the Great Sounds, he moved back to Mutare and formed a new band, The Storm. In 1977, with The Storm, Jonah released his first single Sabhuku, which showcased Jonah's unique approach to the mbira-guitar style, it was during the period from 1976-77 that Jonah started specializing in mbira music. It was the authenticity of his chimurenga sound that prompted Thomas Mapfumo to disband his Acid Jazz and approach Jonah in 1978 to reform the Blacks Unlimited. Jonah Sithole played guitar on Thomas Mapfumo's first album, Hokoyo! Although he was not part of the Acid Band; as Thomas and Jonah moved towards a more mbira-based repertoire, Thomas felt that Leonard Chiyangwa was not improving enough in this new style because his heavy drinking left him struggling with the hours of rehearsal.

Leonard Chiyangwa was dismissed from the Blacks Unlimited as a consequence. Jonah played with Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited until 1981, during this period the two teamed up to craft some of the most inspired songs of the chimurenga genre, including such classics as Pfumvu Paruzevha, Shumba, Chitima Cherusununguko, Bhutsu Mutandarika, Chauya Chiruzevha and Chipatapata, it was during this period that Thomas Mapfumo was incarcerated for three months by the Ian Smith regime for his subversive lyrics. Jonah managed to keep the band going by taking over the lead vocal duties and recruiting a young guitar prodigy by the name of Ashton “Sugar” Chiweshe into the band. In 1981, Jonah Sithole left the Blacks Unlimited to pursue a career as band leader with Deep Horizon.. His highlight single during that time was Kana Ndaguta. In May 1985, Thomas Mapfumo was preparing to embark on his first European tour, he asked Jonah to rejoin the Blacks Unlimited. Jonah stayed with the Blacks Unlimited until 1989, this period saw him evolving his mbira-guitar sound to unreached heights.

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