Synopses & Reviews
One of Shakespeare's most popular and light-hearted plays, Twelfth Night
engages one of Shakespeare's favorite themes, the discrepancy between appearance and reality. The play weaves together a series of plots and subplots into a seamless tapestry of deception and trickery, love achieved and pomposity exposed. With its colorful cast of characters, from Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia, to Feste the clown, the drunken prankster Toby Belch, the shape-shifting Viola, and the vainglorious Malvolio, Twelfth Night
presents an unforgettable slice of Elizabethan life that still resonates wonderfully today.
Oxford School Shakespeare presents acclaimed editions especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. In this edition of Twelfth Night, illustrations have been extended and updated; the preliminary notes have been expanded; reading lists have been updated, and include websites; and the classroom notes have been brought in line with recent practice. This edition of Twelfth Night offers high school students everything they need to understand and, most importantly, to enjoy this marvelous work.
, in the popular Oxford School Shakespeare
series, updated with a fresh new look.
Twelfth Night is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists, and classroom notes.
This edition of Twelfth Night
is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.
About the Author
Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.