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Twelfth Night or What You Will (New Cambridge Shakespeare)by William Shakespeare
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Penny Gay has written a new Introduction to this updated edition of Shakespeare's popular comedy. She stresses the play's theatricality, its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths. In addition, Gay analyzes its delicate balancing of romance and realism and exploration of gender, sexuality and identity. First Edition Hb (1985): 0-521-22752-6 First Edition Pb (1985): 0-521-29633-1
Elizabeth Donno's text with a wholly new Introduction by Penny Gay.
For this updated edition of Twelfth Night, Penny Gay has written a wholly new Introduction to this well-loved Shakespearean comedy. She stresses the play's theatricality, its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths. A thorough performance history is accompanied by a new selection of photographs of productions.
Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.
Elizabeth Donno??'s text with a wholly new Introduction by Penny Gay.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction by Penny Gay: Date and early performances; The play's sources; Imaginary geography and stage space; Puritans and Clowns; Time, chance, and the poetry of romance; Myths and metamorphosis; Gender, sexuality, and the stage; Language; Music; Stage history; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis; Reading list.
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