Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

byWilliam Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan

Kobo ebook | September 16, 2009

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Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s sad song.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Title:Twelfth NightFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307424774

ISBN - 13:9780307424778

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun comedy! One of Shakespeare's most spirited plays! A fun little romp with mistaken identities, plot twists, and of course, all's well!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh A very popular play that shares the same plot device as many of his other plays (mistaken identity). It is entertaining, but I think that it is better seen than read.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my fave plays One of my favourite plays by Shakespeare. Viola is a treasure.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literature at its finest I absolutely love shakespeare and he did not disappoint this time. Wonderful plot and captivating a duck always. The cover is a night bright one as well which is nice in the bookshelf
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Surprisingly Entertaining Play I found the tangled web of love created in this story to be surprisingly entertaining. This tale proves that Shakespeare is indeed capable of humor, contrary to what his more famous tragedies may suggest. I am not sure I would read this again, but it was fun to watch Viola create quite the muddle of things. If you want to try Shakespeare, this would be a great one to start with.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Always love Shakespeare. His word play in his comedies are fantastic!
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shakespeare? Hell yes! I had to read this book as a school assignment. I didn't like it very much at first, but as the story went on, I found myself doing the unthinkable.. not being able to put it down! Now, as a 19 year old who doesn't like Shakespeare as a rule, I was a bit disturbed by this. But the story is actually really fun! It's not as boring as his other works, at least for me, and I'd recommend this to anyone interested in Shakespeare, comedies, or even just a good read. She's The Man, anyone?
Date published: 2008-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This book is extramly BORING This book is Boring it is a pain to read. All the languge is old and it is stupid.
Date published: 2001-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twelth Night- Read It! If you want something to read, I suggest this book. If you enjoy Julius Caesar, you should definently read this!
Date published: 2000-09-10