Twelfth Night (Signet Classic Shakespeare Series)

Twelfth Night (Signet Classic Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare
  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Herschel Baker, Harvard University
  • Source from which Shakespeare derived Twelfth Night—selections from

Overview

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Herschel Baker, Harvard University
  • Source from which Shakespeare derived Twelfth Night—selections from Barnabe Rich, Of Apolonius and Silla
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Harley Granville-Barker, Linda Bamber, Robert Kimbrough, Jean E. Howard
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Twelfth Night, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451512567
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1965
Series:
Signet Classic Shakespeare Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as “an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.” Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later under James I, called the King’s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain’s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement inStratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

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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 10 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 10 months ago
Glances at Kat
Anonymous 10 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 10 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 10 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."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If its for school.? Get it.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago