Shakespeare s Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780666373892
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Excerpt from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will: With Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Critical; For Use in Schools and Families The text of this edition of Twelfth my is based upon a collation of the seventeenth century Folios, the Globe edition, the Cambridge (w. A. Wright) edition of 1891, and that of Delius As compared with the text of the earlier editions of Hudson's Shakespeare, it is conservative. Exclu sive of changes in spelling, punctuation, and stage directions, very few emendations by eighteenth century and nineteenth century editors have been adopted; and these, with every variation from the First Folio, are indicated in the textual notes. These notes are printed immediately below the text, so that a reader or student may see at a glance the evidence in the case of a disputed reading, and have some definite understanding of the reasons for those differences in the text of Shakespeare which frequently surprise and very often annoy. Such an arrangement should be of special help in the case of a play universally read and very often acted, as actors and interpreters seldom agree in adhering to one text. A consideration of the more poetical, or the more dramatically effective, of two variant readings will often lead to rich results in awakening a spirit of discriminating interpretation and in developing true creative criticism. In no sense is this a textual variorum edition. The variants given are only those of im portance and high authority. The spelling and the punctuation of the text are modern, except in the case of verb terminations in -m', which, when the e is silent, are printed with the apostrophe. Ohms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: A. Wilson Verity
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ISBN: 9781332591510
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Excerpt from Twelfth Night, or What You Will: With Introduction, Notes, Glossary and Index This volume follows in the main the plan and style of the first of the series, containing A Midsummer-Night's Dream. I have, however, adopted two suggestions made with reference to its predecessor, viz., that there should be more literary criticism in the Introduction and less etymology in the Glossary. Any other hints by which the series might be improved would be welcome. I must acknowledge the assistance of several friends and my indebtedness to previous editors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Shakespeare

Author: K. Deighton
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780364421086
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Excerpt from Shakespeare: Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will, With an Introduction and Notes Twelfth night, though, so far as we know, printed for Date the first time in the Folio of 1623, was probably written about 1600. That it was not earlier than 1598 is proved by the fact that Meres in his list of Shake speare's plays, published in that year, makes no mention of it. On the other hand, in the autograph diary of John Manningham, a student of the Temple, discovered by Mr. Hunter, we have the following entry 1601. Feb. 2. At our feast we had a play called Twelve Night, or What you. Will, much like the Commedy of Errors or Menechmi in Plautus, but most like and neere to that in Italian called Inganni. A good practise in it to make the steward beleeve his lady widdowe was in love with him, by counterfayting a lettre, as from his lady, in general] termes, telling him what shee liked best in him, and prescribing his gesture in smiling, his apparraile, etc. And then when he came to practise, making him beleeve they tooke him to be mad, etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Shakespeare s Comedy of Twelfth Night

Author: William J. Rolfe
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260578280
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Excerpt from Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night: Or What You Will I We give it as quoted by Furnivall in his Introduction to the Leo pold Shakspere, p. Xvii. NO two editors print it in precisely the same form (see our cc]. Of A. Y. L. P. 10, foot-note). Collier, Knight, and Staunton give inscribing for in smiling, and H. Omits the words. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101143509
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Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s sad song. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192834157
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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance. James Walker has re-edited the existing music from the original sources, and where noe exists has composed settings compatible with the surviving originals.

Hamlet Coriolanus Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331868227
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Excerpt from Hamlet; Coriolanus; Twelfth Night: Edited With Introductions and Notes The first thing to do, in discussing a problem, is to simplify. I propose, in this part of my Introduction, to simplify the problem of Hamlet. There is only one way. It is to consider Hamlet first and always, and to consider nothing else except in its relation to Hamlet. The play is as varied as life, but its variety cannot hide this truth that there are in it Simply two things: a Person and a Situation. This Person is Hamlet. Everything else is Situation, Circumstance, nothing more. The King and Queen, Horatio and Osric, the Players and the Clowns, the whole Polonius family, exist only for the Prince. They have, as we see them, no self-existence. Take away the Prince and their parts vanish, like spirits at cockcrow. This is the simplification of which I spoke. That it should be so easy among so much variety is the first testimony to Shakespeare's art. It is the one indispensable mark of a work of art that the centre of it is simple, however much the fulfilment may be complicated. Thus, in Hamlet, the grotesqueness of the grave-digger, the flowers of the mad girl, the fantastic finery of Osric, the pallor of the ghost and the grin of the skull are all oddities in a tangled wreath round one plain tragic figure of a man in black.'1 Let us look at this figure in its setting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Twelfth Night The Unabridged Play The Classic Biography The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 802680497X
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This play is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, this one centers on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes dead. Posing as a man and masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose brother has recently died and decides to use “Cesario” as an intermediary. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man and who regards her as his confidant. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812036046
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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.