Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

byWilliam Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine, Ph.D.

Kobo ebook | April 14, 2015

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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, includes:

-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 linked to the text of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
-An annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Title:Twelfth NightFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:147678860X

ISBN - 13:9781476788609

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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