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Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical, and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse. He also discusses the themes of perspective and interpreting visual images, theatric and film adaptations of the play, and Twelfth Night's comedic elements, and provides individual analyses of Malvolio, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Feste, Orsino, Olivia, and Viola.  Editorial craft, casting and the use of music are addressed in the appendices, which also include a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeares works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of Twelfth Night, and other related reading.
 
The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

 

Keir Elam is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Bologna, where he is Head of the Department of Modern Languages.
Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical, and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse. He also discusses the themes of perspective and interpreting visual images, theatric and film adaptations of the play, and Twelfth Night's comedic elements, and provides individual analyses of Malvolio, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Feste, Orsino, Olivia, and Viola.  Editorial craft, casting and the use of music are addressed in the appendices, which also include a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeares works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of Twelfth Night, and other related reading.
 
The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

 

Table of Contents
 
List of Illustrations
General Editor's preface
Preface
Introduction
   Ay, That's the Theme: Topics in Twelfth Night
      Endings and Beginnings
      Or What You Will: The Pleasures and Trials of Spectatorship

      We Three: The Interpretation Compulsion

      Around Twelfth Night
      A Very Opal: The Play of Perspective
      'Tis My Picture: Deciphering Visual Images
      Changeable Taffeta: Materials and Materiality
      In What Chapter of his Bosom?: Reading the Body
         Sicken and So Die: Disease, Contagion and Death
         As an Eunuch: Castration, Civility, and Intertextuality
      This is Illyria, Lady: Space and Place
      The Whirligig of Time: Levels of Temporality
      Words are Very Rascals: Language and Discourse
   Make a Good Show On't: Twelfth Night in Performance
      If This Were Played Upon a Stage: Performances Virtual and Actual
      First Night
      Later Nights: Adaptations and Rearrangements
      Our Shows Are More than Will: Victorian Special Effects and Modernist Experiments
      Seasonal Nights
      Illyrian Variations
      The Mettle of Your Sex: Gender and Homoeroticism
      Show You the Picture: Twelfth Night on Film
   Are You A Comedian?: Players and Parts
      Art Any More Than a Steward?: Malvolio
      Your Drunken Cousin: Sir Toby
      An Ass-head and a Coxcomb and a Knave: Sir Andrew
      An Allowed Fool: Feste
      A Noble Duke: Orsino
      Here Comes the Countess: Olivia
      I Am Not That I Play: Viola
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Appendix 1: The Text and Editorial Procedures
Appendix 2: Casting
Appendix 3: Music
Abbreviations and References
   Abbreviations Used in Notes
   Works By and Partly By Shakespeare
   Editions of Shakespeare Collated
   Other Works Cited
Index
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Synopsis:

Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The Introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse.

Synopsis:

 
Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical, and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse. He also discusses the themes of perspective and interpreting visual images, theatric and film adaptations of the play, and Twelfth Night's comedic elements, and provides individual analyses of Malvolio, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Feste, Orsino, Olivia, and Viola.  Editorial craft, casting and the use of music are addressed in the appendices, which also include a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeares works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of Twelfth Night, and other related reading.
 
The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
 
List of Illustrations
General Editor's preface
Preface
Introduction
   Ay, That's the Theme: Topics in Twelfth Night
      Endings and Beginnings
      Or What You Will: The Pleasures and Trials of Spectatorship

      We Three: The Interpretation Compulsion

      Around Twelfth Night
      A Very Opal: The Play of Perspective
      'Tis My Picture: Deciphering Visual Images
      Changeable Taffeta: Materials and Materiality
      In What Chapter of his Bosom?: Reading the Body
         Sicken and So Die: Disease, Contagion and Death
         As an Eunuch: Castration, Civility, and Intertextuality
      This is Illyria, Lady: Space and Place
      The Whirligig of Time: Levels of Temporality
      Words are Very Rascals: Language and Discourse
   Make a Good Show On't: Twelfth Night in Performance
      If This Were Played Upon a Stage: Performances Virtual and Actual
      First Night
      Later Nights: Adaptations and Rearrangements
      Our Shows Are More than Will: Victorian Special Effects and Modernist Experiments
      Seasonal Nights
      Illyrian Variations
      The Mettle of Your Sex: Gender and Homoeroticism
      Show You the Picture: Twelfth Night on Film
   Are You A Comedian?: Players and Parts
      Art Any More Than a Steward?: Malvolio
      Your Drunken Cousin: Sir Toby
      An Ass-head and a Coxcomb and a Knave: Sir Andrew
      An Allowed Fool: Feste
      A Noble Duke: Orsino
      Here Comes the Countess: Olivia
      I Am Not That I Play: Viola
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Appendix 1: The Text and Editorial Procedures
Appendix 2: Casting
Appendix 3: Music
Abbreviations and References
   Abbreviations Used in Notes
   Works By and Partly By Shakespeare
   Editions of Shakespeare Collated
   Other Works Cited
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903436998
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Author:
Elam, Keir
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Third
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
7.80 x 5.08 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The Introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse.
"Synopsis" by ,
 
Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. In recent years it has returned to the center of critical debate surrounding gender and sexuality. The introduction explores the multiple factors that make up the play's rich textual, theatrical, critical, and cultural history. Keir Elam surveys the play's production and reception, emphasizing the role of the spectator both within the comedy and the playhouse. He also discusses the themes of perspective and interpreting visual images, theatric and film adaptations of the play, and Twelfth Night's comedic elements, and provides individual analyses of Malvolio, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Feste, Orsino, Olivia, and Viola.  Editorial craft, casting and the use of music are addressed in the appendices, which also include a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeares works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of Twelfth Night, and other related reading.
 
The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

 

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