Twelfth Night by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorElizabeth Schafer

Paperback | July 31, 2009

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For four centuries Twelfth Night has inspired theatre directors and performers: some have found class war; some have seen Malvolio as a tragic hero; some have found a passive Viola and others have found an action woman. Whether a production's emphasis is on gender bending, festivity, or trying to reinvent Shakespeare as Chekhov, the sheer variety of Twelfth Nights on offer over the centuries attests to the play's power as a stimulus to theatrical creativity. The dazzling range of the Twelfth Nights considered here includes the productively wayward as well as the conventionally respectable, productions which play to the contemporary market as well as those that seek to flout tradition. This indispensable stage history covers changing fashions in the fortunes of Twelfth Night, and includes a survey of a wide variety of theatrical interpretations of the play in the English-speaking world.

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William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
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Title:Twelfth NightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:July 31, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521532205

ISBN - 13:9780521532204

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Table of Contents

List of productions; Introduction; List of characters; Twelfth Night and commentary; Appendix: adaptations.