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Twelfth Night / Newly Revised Edition (98 Edition)by William Shakespeare
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Love, comedy, and false identities take the stage in this play about Orsino, Duke of Illyria; the countess he romantically pursues; and Viola--the woman disguised as a man who comes between them. This Signet edition includes such additional features as an overview of Shakespeare's life and times; commentary by Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, and others; and a stage and screen history.
Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. It also contains dramatic criticism from the past and present, and a special introduction to the play by the editor, Herschel Baker, Harvard University.
2nd rev. ed. / with new and updated critical essays and a revised bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-188).
Table of Contents
Samuel Johnson: From The Plays of William Shakespeare
William Hazlitt: From Characters of Shakespeare?s Plays
Charles Lamb: On the Character of Malvolio
Harley Granville-Barker: Director?s Preface
Linda Bamber: Comedy, Women, and Development
Robert Kimbrough: Androgyny in ?Twelfth Night?
Sylvan Barnet: ?Twelfth Night? on the Stage
NEWLY ADDED ESSAY:
Jean E. Howard: Cross-dressing in ?Twelfth Night?
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