Twelfth Night (Bantam Classic)

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Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, ...
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Overview

Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s sad song.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553213089
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Series: Bantam Classics Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 997,425
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.68 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    I just have to say that I laughed when I saw the comment that sa

    I just have to say that I laughed when I saw the comment that said, 'So many typos!' Obviously, they do not
    understand Shakespeare's language. This book is absolutely wonderful. I most definitely recommend 
    this for students in high school through college. Maybe middle school though it's a very small chance they
    will understand the concept and comedy. As always, Twelfth Night is underrated by critics. A true classic!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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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    Posted March 3, 2014

    To raveni

    Your fault!!!!

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    Posted March 3, 2014

    Lunarise

    Looks for somebody to fight.

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    Bloodnight

    He growled "yeh!"

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    Posted March 3, 2014

    Staaaaaaged

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

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    Posted March 3, 2014

    ShadowClanners

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

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    Posted March 3, 2014

    Shadowrise & Thunderrise

    Both bound in.

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    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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    Posted March 3, 2014

    Bluekit

    Uggh i cant post!!

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    Bluepaw

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

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    Posted March 3, 2014

    Nightsar

    He growles and stabbedhis claws into ravens neck and twistedand pulled out and fell he lost a life.
    Flamelily screame in pain but she headbuttexcougar knocking him down.

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    Posted March 5, 2014

    Darkgaze

    Pads in. "Can I join?"

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    Blumoon

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

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    Fox 嫘 to all

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

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    Darkowl

    The former bloodclanner pads in warily

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    She paded to result 8

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