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Published by American Book Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Drama,
  • Shipwreck survival,
  • Twins,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Mistaken identity

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesTwelfth night.
Statemented. by Charles B. Weld
SeriesEclectic English classics
ContributionsWeld, Charles B., ed
LC ClassificationsPR2837.A2 W4
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p.
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24835367M
LC Control Number11008933

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Sep 05,  · A delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities, Twelfth Night revolves around the physical likeness between Sebastian and his twin sister, Viola, each of whom, when separated after a shipwreck, believes the other to be dead. The theatrical romp begins when Viola assumes the identity of Cesario, a page in the household of the Duke of Orsino/5(). Sep 05,  · As Coville states in his Author's Note, " Twelfth Night remains one of the most read and performed of Shakespeare's plays." Children looking for a preperformance introduction to the play's twisting plot will find this an appealing choice/5(). A short summary of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night —an allusion to the night of festivity preceding the Christian celebration of the Epiphany—combines love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery. After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive.

The tale of a young woman who disguises herself as a man and becomes entangled in the courtship of two local aristocrats upends conventions of romance and gender roles. First staged in , Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays. Read a character analysis of Viola, plot summary, and important quotes. First staged in , Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays. Read a character analysis of Viola, plot summary, and important quotes. Act 1. Scene 1 Be Book-Smarter. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. Visit to buy new and used textbooks. full title · Twelfth Night, or What You Will author · William Shakespeare type of work · Play genre · Comedy language · English time and place written · Between and , England date of first publication · , in the First Folio publisher · Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

Twelfth Night, comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written about –02 and printed in the First Folio of from a transcript of an authorial draft or possibly a playbook. One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, Twelfth Night precedes the great tragedies and problem plays in order of. The mood of Twelfth Night certainly suits the occasion. The alternative title, What You Will, possibly was Shakespeare's own name for the play (note the similarity to As You Like It), which might have been changed to distinguish it from John Marston's play, also called What You Will, written in A prominent nineteenth-century German scholar, Dr. Ulrici, found this second title very noteworthy, . Feb 10,  · I used this copy of Twelfth Night for my Shakespeare class, and it was far superior to the edition the professor had chosen. The text is printed on the right page and notes appear on the left. The trade paperback provides room for a decent sized font and room for notes in the margins.4/5. twelfth night story In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio.