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Twelfth Night or What You Will
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  • 18 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 184 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.314 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521535144 | ISBN-10: 052153514X)

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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