Twelfth Night (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Twelfth Night (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Twelfth Night is the only one of Shakespeare’s plays to have a double title – the other title being What You Will. This play is a comedy with an intricate plot and dozens of jokes to keep an audience entertained. It was written circa 1601 and the setting is Illyria, a fictional country. Shakespeare’s inspiration for the story came from Riche his

Overview

Twelfth Night is the only one of Shakespeare’s plays to have a double title – the other title being What You Will. This play is a comedy with an intricate plot and dozens of jokes to keep an audience entertained. It was written circa 1601 and the setting is Illyria, a fictional country. Shakespeare’s inspiration for the story came from Riche his Farewell to Militarie Profession, written in 1581 by Englishman Barnabe Riche.

The Duke of Illyria is one Orsino. Illyria appears to be a place where very little is happening and the inhabitants are somewhat bored. When the play begins, Orsino is courting Countess Olivia. Olivia, however, is in no mood for courting, as she has just lost her brother and is mourning her loss. Even so, her uncle Sir Toby Belch is matchmaking. He thinks she would make a suitable mate for the dubious buffoon Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Sir Andrew and Sir Toby spend much of their time drinking with a clown named Feste.

This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012940735
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
06/09/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
87 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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has always been one of my favorites of his plays.
Anonymous 11 months ago
She walked in with Raven, her free hand fiddling with the small gold necklace which hung loosely around her neck. She wore a deep blue sleeveless dress that, in certain lighting, seemed to almost sparkle. The top part of the dress was fitted snugly to her body and gathered at her waist, the rest flowing down to her knees in slight waves. Her hair fell in curls over her shoulders, the top half pinned up except for a few escaped curls which framed her face. She wore little makeup, only some mascara and red lip stick. On her normally bare feet, she wore a pair of gold heels to match her necklace. She glanced around silently, her expression blank.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Glances at Kat
Anonymous 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
Idiot. *she scoffed, making her way over to a random seat.*
Anonymous 11 months ago
She walked in glancing around.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I walk in.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Walks in
Anonymous 11 months ago
Walks in wearing a tux
Anonymous 11 months ago
*frowns* Oh. I'm sorry.
Anonymous 11 months 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If its for school.? Get it.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago