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The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or…

The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Oxford World's… (edition 2008)

by William Shakespeare, Roger Warren (Editor), Stanley Wells (Editor)

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Title:The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Oxford World's Classics)
Authors:William Shakespeare
Other authors:Roger Warren (Editor), Stanley Wells (Editor)
Info:Oxford Paperbacks (2008), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:University Course Books - Year 1, Your library

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare



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Shakespeare's last great romantic comedy combines the wit of the other great comedies with some rather mean-spirited slapstick more reminiscent of his very first comedies. The first is provided largely by the male-impersonating heroine who finds herself, as an intermediary between lovers, becoming the true object of affection from both lovers. The slapstick is provided by Sir Toby Belch, a small-scale Falstaff, and his idiot friends, who make life miserable for a major domo whose Puritanism does not protect him from vanity and desire. I loved it, despite the bullying. ( )
  Coach_of_Alva | Nov 23, 2014 |
Though my text stated that that was his comic masterpiece, I liked As You Like It much better. The only saving grace, for me, was the clown. He saved the best lines of wit and wisdom for that character. I suppose by this point, I am getting a bit put off by all the mistaken identity stuff. Perhaps the Bard was growing weary of the device as well. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 24, 2014 |
Easily my favorite Shakespeare play. ( )
  kchung_kaching | Sep 1, 2014 |
In the words of deuce: "gay, working on gayer". Kind of a shame it never made it to gayer because Viola and the Countess are the most well developed pairing in the play. Also while the Duke's bits where he acts like a self-important tool are funny, they undermine the "happy ending" of Viola marrying him. This could have been fixed by giving him some bits where he displayed more redeeming characteristics, because (unlike the rapist guy in Two Gentleman) nothing he does is unforgivable... it's just that, all we do see of his personality is that he's kind of a douche. The production of it I saw was consistently funny in every scene and I had a great time watching it performed. ( )
  jhudsui | Aug 17, 2014 |
I´ve re-read it countless times..My favourite from Shakespeare. ( )
  ClarisaO | Aug 13, 2014 |
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If music be the food of love, play on,

Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,

The appetite may sicken, and so die.
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.
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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.
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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.

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