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Twelfth Night
     

Twelfth Night

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by William Shakespeare
 

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Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

"Twelfth Night is a comedy by William Shakespeare, named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601, and was first published in the First Folio in 1623.

Twelfth Night's full title is Twelfth Night, or What You Will; Subtitles for plays were fashionable in the

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Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

"Twelfth Night is a comedy by William Shakespeare, named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601, and was first published in the First Folio in 1623.

Twelfth Night's full title is Twelfth Night, or What You Will; Subtitles for plays were fashionable in the Elizabethan period, though this is the only Shakespeare to be donned with one. "Twelfth Night" is a reference to the twelfth night after Christmas Day which was called the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Catholic holiday, but prior to Shakespeare's play, the day had become a day of revelry. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men like women, and so forth. This is an important basis for the shenanigans of the play.

The play was probably finished between 1600 and 1601. The name of its male lead, Orsino, was likely suggested by Orsini, Duke of Bracciano, an Italian nobleman who visited London in the winter of 1600 to 1601.

The play was not printed until its inclusion in the First Folio in 1623."

Other Titles of William Shakespeare Books

1. Alls Well That Ends Well
2. Antony and Cleopatra
3. As You Like It
4. Comedy of Errors
5. Coriolanus
6. Cymbeline
7. Hamlet
8. Julius Caeser
9. King Henry the Fourth Part I
10. King Henry the Eighth
11. King Henry the Fifth
12. King Henry the Fourth Part II
13. King Henry The Sixth Part I
14. King Henry The Sixth Part II
15. King Henry the Sixth Part III
16. King John
17. King Lear
18. King Richard the Second
19. King Richard the Third
20. Loves Labour Lost
21. Macbeth
22. A Lovers Complaint
23. Measure for Measure
24. Merchant of Venice
25. Merry Wives of Windsor
26. Midsummers' Night Dream
27. Much Ado About Nothing
28. Othello
29. Pericles Prince of Tyre
30. Rape of Lucrece
31. Romeo and Juliet
32. Sonnets
33. Taming of the Shrew
34. Tempest
35. The Winter's Tale
36. Timon of Athens
37. Titus Andronicus
38. Troilus and Cressida
39. Two Gentlemen of Verona
40. Two Noble Kinsmen
41. Venus and Adonis

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940012696830
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
01/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
670 KB

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Twelfth Night 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has always been one of my favorites of his plays.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glances at Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Why am I here?" Delaney asked herself as she leaned back against a wall, far from the actual ball. Delaney looked uncomfortable in her dress, which was a sparkling blue that hugged her upper figure, and flitted out in folds from her waist down. She glanced around as she folded her arms across her chest with a grimace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I strut over to Calla and slip an arm around her shoulders, leaning against her casually, "So what's up with you Missy?" I smirk and look around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idiot. *she scoffed, making her way over to a random seat.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in glancing around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I walk in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in wearing a tux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*frowns* Oh. I'm sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in wearing a light blue mini skirt and a light blue crop top with lace sleeves, her hair was done into a fancy ponygail*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your fault!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks for somebody to fight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"COWARDS!" They yowl after the kittens running away. The pad after Raven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both bound in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in. "Can I join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Gtgn, bbt)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nodded to Darkgaze "of course!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ya. I like pop and nickleback to tho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay whos my mentor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Yes, Darkgaze."
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If its for school.? Get it.!
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