Twelfe Night

Or, What You Will
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439116968
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino's service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships. The authoritative edition of Twelfth Night from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare,Fitzgerald Higgins
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764120886
Category: Drama
Page: 254
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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

A Shortened and Simplified Version in Modern English
Author: William Shakespeare,John Hort,Leela Hort
Publisher: The Kabet Press
ISBN: 9780948662003
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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Twelfth Night


Author: Paul Edmondson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230204376
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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This book opens up Twelfth Night as a play to see and hear, provides useful contextual and source material, and considers the critical and theatrical reception over four centuries. A detailed performance commentary brings to life the many moods of Shakespeare's subtle but robust humour. Students are encouraged to imagine the theatrical challenges of Shakespeare's Illyria afresh for themselves, as well as the thought, creative responses and wonder it has provoked.

Twelfth Night

Character Studies
Author: Graham Atkin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441124500
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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The characters of Twelfth Night are both memorable and engaging and it is through their funny, and at times bitter, interplay that we experience the peculiar world of Shakespeare's Illyria. This study begins with a introduction to the concept of "characters" on the early-modern stage before proceeding to a textual analysis of each of the main characters in the play, looking at how what they say and do, and what is said about them, creates the illusion of "character". Each chapter also contains a brief account of key performances by actors on stage and in film.

Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1554810361
Category: Drama
Page: 168
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This volume includes the text of Twelfth Night as prepared and annotated by David Swain for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, and is accompanied by the excellent introduction and supplementary materials from the anthology. The diverse and extensive appendices acquaint readers with Shakespeare's sources and contextualize the play within Elizabethan society. The appendices include an excerpt from Barnabe Riche's "Of Apollonius and Silla," Shakespeare’s primary source of inspiration for the play; selections from Galen, Plato, and others illustrating Elizabethan attitudes toward gender and sexuality; excerptions illuminating contemporary moral discomfort with the theatre, such as Philip Stubbes’s "Of Stage-plays and Interludes, with their wickedness"; and pieces on music and duelling that illustrate cultural conventions important to the interpretation of Twelfth Night. This is one of several Broadview Anthology of British Literature Editions being released this year; those wishing to teach the text will have the option of including the convenient stand-alone book as part of a specially-priced shrink-wrapped package together with a volume of the anthology.

Twelfth Night for Kids


Author: Lois Burdett,Christine Coburn,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780887532337
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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A retelling in rhymed couplets of Shakespeare's comedy about the loves of the twins Viola and Sebastian is accompanied by illustrations created by second graders.

Twelfth Night

New Critical Essays
Author: James Schiffer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135777756
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 286
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This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer’s extensive introduction surveys the play’s critical reception and performance history, while individual essays explore a variety of topics relevant to a full appreciation of the play: early modern notions of love, friendship, sexuality, madness, festive ritual, exoticism, social mobility, and detection. The contributors approach these topics from a variety of perspectives, such as new critical, new historicist, cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and performance criticism, occasionally combining several approaches within a single essay. The new essays from leading figures in the field explore and extend the key debates surrounding Twelfth Night, creating the ideal book for readers approaching this text for the first time or wishing to further their knowledge of this stimulating, much loved play.

Twelfth Night


Author: Joseph Sobran
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761446798
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Act by act, scene by scene, each Shakespeare Explained guide creates a total immersion experience in the plot development, characters, and language of the specific play. As companion to the students' edition of the actual text of the play, each provides an exploration of the themes, motifs, symbols, and interpretations of the work. an introduction discusses the play's historical and social context, and each guide concludes with suggested essay topics and a quiz to help readers review the play and connect with Shakespeare's work on the page and with the world he created on stage for his audience.

Twelfth Night

Critical Essays
Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317532325
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 326
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Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare’s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances. Opening essays address individual characters; then some accounts of its potential and theatrical reviews are included; finally followed by critical studies looking at various parts and themes. The editor’s introduction explains the usefulness of each chapter and gives an overview of the selection.

Twelfth Night, Or, What You Will


Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel,Harold Bloom
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134711
Category: Drama
Page: 161
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A major figure in the world of theatre as critic, playwright, scholar, teacher, director, actor, and producer, Robert Brustein offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. In this wise, witty, and wide-ranging collection of recent writings, Brustein examines crucial issues relating to theatre in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and established performers, and theatrical production throughout the world. Brustein relates our theatre to our society in a manner that reminds us why the performing arts matter. "Millennial Stages" records Brustein's thinking on the important issues 'roiling the national soul' at the start of the twenty-first century. His opening section explores the connections between theatre and society, theatre and politics, and theatre and religion, and it is followed by reviews of such landmark productions as "The Producers and Spamelot," "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "King Lear." In his final section, Brustein reflects on people and places of importance in the world of theatre today, including Marlon Brando and Arthur Miller and Australia and South Africa.

Twelfth Night: A Critical Reader


Author: N.A
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472503317
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Twelfth Night is the most mature and fully developed of Shakespeare's comedies and, as well as being one of his most popular plays, represents a crucial moment in the development of his art. Assembled by leading scholars, this guide provides a comprehensive survey of major issues in the contemporary study of the play. Throughout the book chapters explore such issues as the play's critical reception from John Manningham's account of one of its first performances to major current comentators like Stephen Greenblatt; the performance history of the play, from Shakespeare's day to the present and key themes in current scholarship, from issues of gender and sexuality to the study of comedy and song. Twelfth Night: A Critical Guide also includes a complete guide to resources available on the play - including critical editions, online resources and an annotated bibliography - and how they might be used to aid both the teaching and study of Shakespeare's enduring comedy.

CliffsComplete Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179293
Category: Drama
Page: 218
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In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Twelfth Night involves several separate groups of characters whose stories are flawlessly woven together to produce one of Shakespeare's lightest, most popular, and most musical comedies — full of intricate plots and subplots and witty banter that only Shakespeare could write. Discover what happens to these memorable characters, who ends up with whom — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Twelfth Night with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the plays symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

Twelfth Night


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438112629
Category: Comedy
Page: 232
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Presents a collection of essays discussing aspects of William Shakespeare's comedy in which shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a man to serve in Duke Orsino's court.