Twelfth Night [NOOK Book]

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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story "Of Apolonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed to be an afterthought, created after John Marston premiered a play titled What You Will during the course ...
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Twelfth Night

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Overview

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story "Of Apolonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed to be an afterthought, created after John Marston premiered a play titled What You Will during the course of the writing.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148457855
  • Publisher: Tower Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 797 KB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623 two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's. Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians hero-worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry". In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2011

    The best

    A must read for all drama lovers

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Tinywolf and blood

    "Cowards!" He spat and thy trot after Raven.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    To raveni

    Your fault!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Lunarise

    Looks for somebody to fight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Bloodnight

    He growled "yeh!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Staaaaaaged

    Wow. Multiple results. Like one cat rping a bunch of cats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    ShadowClanners

    "COWARDS!" They yowl after the kittens running away. The pad after Raven.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Shadowrise & Thunderrise

    Both bound in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Darkstar and Daystar

    Fox get your cats out of here they attacked this clan twice in one day abd once yesterday it isnt exatcly fair we will ignore you guys soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Bluekit

    Uggh i cant post!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Bluepaw

    For some reason im already on the repeat!)) Wh<_>os my me<_>ntor?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Darkgaze

    Pads in. "Can I join?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Blumoon

    SHe broke the cats back making it impsosible for the cat to move.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Fox 嫘 to all

    Bloodclan. Retreat. Wait at least 3 days between raids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Darkowl

    The former bloodclanner pads in warily

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    Posted March 2, 2014

    Birdfang

    She watched

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    Posted March 2, 2014

    Frostpaw

    She paded to result 8

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    Posted March 4, 2014

    Leafpelt

    Result 12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Bluepaw

    Yay whos my mentor

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