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This is one of Shakespeare's most popular, lighthearted, and musical of all his comedies, and its staging continues to delight audiences all over the world. In this comedy, concealed identities bring out some very funny human foibles.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.
In CliffsNotes on Twelfth Night, you follow several separate groups of characters whose stories are flawlessly woven together to produce one of Shakespeare's lightest, most popular, and most musical comedies — full of intricate plots and subplots and witty banter that only Shakespeare could write.
Summaries and commentaries take you through Shakespeare's masterpiece, and character analyses of such memorable characters as Viola, Olivia, and Duke Orsino clue you in on their motivations. You also get these additional features:
- A section on the life and background of William Shakespeare
- A review section that tests your knowledge
- A selected bibliography
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About the Author
A Fullbright scholar at the University of Vienna, JAMES L. ROBERTS was Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He taught extensively at major universities throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Life of Shakespeare.
A Brief Synopsis.
List of Characters.
Summaries and Critical Commentaries.
Questions for Review.