HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Loading...

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
5,84849723 (3.98)1 / 212
16th century (53) 17th century (66) British (68) British literature (65) classic (184) Classic Literature (25) classics (173) comedy (210) drama (661) Elizabethan (41) England (31) English (51) English literature (80) fiction (265) humor (42) literature (146) own (39) paperback (24) play (317) plays (346) poetry (41) read (83) Renaissance (34) romance (33) script (36) Shakespeare (745) theatre (218) to-read (49) twins (26) unread (31)

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

English (47)  Swedish (1)  German (1)  All languages (49)
Showing 1-5 of 47 (next | show all)
Quite possibly my favorite play by Shakespeare! Fun story! ( )
  mgeorge2755 | May 14, 2014 |
I thought this was a great edition. They have the text on the right side, and the explanation of obscure terms on the left side. I just saw this play done at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN. It's amazing how closely they followed the text. I didn't need to read it to understand everything, but reading did help explain some things. ( )
  jmcgarry2011 | May 9, 2014 |
This is a play I was glad to have seen before reading it, because the disguises and secret identities are mildly difficult to keep track of if you don't have a clear visual of all of the characters. I was fortunate enough to have the visuals from the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production, which featured Stephen Fry as Malvolio. Those revolting yellow stockings! As for the play itself, once you get into it, it is quite amusing. The trickery and deceit are fun to watch unfold, especially since we the audience are in on all the jokes. Also, Sir Toby Belch is one of the funniest character names in Shakespeare. If you like the lighter side of Shakespeare, you'll probably want to try this one. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Apr 23, 2014 |
Quality of Writing: 10 out of 10
Pace: 9 out of 10
Plot Development: 9 out of 10
Characters: 10 out of 10
Enjoyability: 10 out of 10
Insightfulness: 8 out of 10
Ease of Reading: 7 out of 10
Photos/Illustrations: NA ( )
  AprilAnn0814 | Apr 15, 2014 |
a re-read after many. many years - still as wonderful as i remember ( )
  DawsonOakes | Dec 7, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 47 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (167 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
William Shakespeareprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, John F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Auld, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnet, SylvanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elam, KeirEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Furness, Horace HowardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Günther, FrankTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, G. B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Honigmann, E. A. J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hudson, Henry N.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Innes, Arthur D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kittredge, George LymanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Komrij, GerritTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCowen, AlecForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mowat, Barbara A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rolfe, William J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rolfe, WIlliam JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rolfe, William JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Werstine, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wood, StanleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

Is contained in

Has the (non-series) sequel

Is abridged in

Inspired

Has as a commentary on the text

Has as a student's study guide

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
If music be the food of love, play on,

Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,

The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Quotations
If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.
Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (7)

Book description
After seeing Twelfe Night on Broadway this past October, I was able to get Stephen Fry (Malvolio) to sign my copy of Twelfth Night. I will treasure it always.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743482778, Mass Market Paperback)

Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:47 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night presented in a Manga style.

» see all 18 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.98)
0.5 1
1 12
1.5 6
2 43
2.5 16
3 191
3.5 48
4 385
4.5 39
5 341

Audible.com

Seven editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140714898, 0141014709

Yale University Press

An edition of this book was published by Yale University Press.

» Publisher information page

Recorded Books

Two editions of this book were published by Recorded Books.

Editions: 1456100033, 1449889646

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,523,677 books! | Top bar: Always visible