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Twelfth Night or What You Will


  • 18 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 186 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.427 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 822.3/3
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PR2837.A2 D355 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.--Drama
    • Brothers and sisters--Drama
    • Mistaken identity--Drama
    • Illyria--Drama
    • Twins--Drama

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521827928 | ISBN-10: 0521827922)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published February 2004

Replaced by 9781107126275

US $69.99
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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. She analyses the play's delicate balance between romance and realism and its exploration of gender, sexuality and identity. In examining the stage history, Professor Gay suggests that contemporary critical theory could have much to offer 21st century directors and actors. An updated reading list completes the edition.

• Updated edition of a text which has been in the series since 1985 • Substantial and entirely new Introduction and illustrations by Penny Gay (University of Sydney) • new illustrations and a revised Reading List


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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