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Listen to this week’s podcast to hear the story that inspired Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale! In “The Flower Princess” from Shakespeare’s Storybook, the King of Cecelia causes his wife to die of despair and orders for his daughter Flora to be released into the river because he is ashamed of their commonness. Years later, Prince Bruno of Bohemia falls in love with Flora, but the King doesn’t approve of her gardener foster parents. Be sure to tune in to find out if Bruno can be reunited with his lost love!

In this story, the Queen of Cecelia is protected in a painting by a magic spell and was able to come back to life. What famous painting would you like to see come to life? Leave a comment below and you could win a copy of Shakespeare’s Storybook!

Here are some symbolic meanings of different flowers:

  • Roses represent love, beauty, and passion.
  • Daisies remind many people of innocence.
  • Lilies are often associated with resurrection and life.
  • Irises can mean “good news”.

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