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The Resource Twelfth night, or, What you will, by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine ; illustrated with material in the Folger Library collections]

Twelfth night, or, What you will, by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine ; illustrated with material in the Folger Library collections]

Label
Twelfth night, or, What you will
Title
Twelfth night, or, What you will
Statement of responsibility
by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine ; illustrated with material in the Folger Library collections]
Title variation
What you will
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, love, ambition, mistaken identity, and a confusing shipwreck toss a motley crew of characters into a tangle of relationships that becomes hilariously complicated before it finally and wonderfully unfurls by the end of the play. The actual "Twelfth Night" is a night of festivity -- the final night of what used to be the extended period of celebration of the Christmas season -- and a night that marks the boundary between the time for games and the business of the everyday world. As the characters seek to right the wrongs of others and find true love, the play shows us a world that we would all choose to enjoy, if we only could, while illustrating Shakespeare's belief that love can be as delightfully confusing as any illusion, and as full of folly as it is of fun. THE NEW FOLGER LIBRARY SHAKESPEARE Designed to make Shakespeare's great plays available to all readers, the New Folger Library edition of Shakespeare's plays provides accurate texts in modern spelling and punctuation, as well as scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, many pictures clarifying Shakespeare's language, and notes recording all significant departures from the early printed versions. Each play is prefaced by a brief introduction, by a guide to reading Shakespeare's language, and by accounts of his life and theater. Each play is followed by an annotated list of further readings and by a "Modern Perspective" written by an expert on that particular play
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IHI
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mowat, Barbara A
  • Werstine, Paul
  • Belsey, Catherine
Series statement
New Folger Library Shakespeare
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  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Illyria
  • Twins
Label
Twelfth night, or, What you will, by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine ; illustrated with material in the Folger Library collections]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes the text of the play with commentary, textual notes, key to famous lines and phrases, and "Twelfth night, or, What you will: a modern perspective," by Catherine Belsey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-220)
Control code
ocm50728014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Washington Square Press new Folger Library hardcover ed.
Extent
xlix, 222 p.
Isbn
9780743452960
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:
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Twelfth night, or, What you will, by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine ; illustrated with material in the Folger Library collections]
Publication
Note
Includes the text of the play with commentary, textual notes, key to famous lines and phrases, and "Twelfth night, or, What you will: a modern perspective," by Catherine Belsey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-220)
Control code
ocm50728014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Washington Square Press new Folger Library hardcover ed.
Extent
xlix, 222 p.
Isbn
9780743452960
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill.
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