Twelfth Night (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)

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By William Shakespeare, Cedric Watts (Editor), Cedric Watts (Notes by)
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Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular comedy with Shakespearian audiences. The main plot revolves around mistaken identities and unrequited love. Both Olivia and Orsino are attracted to Viola, who is disguised as a young man; and Viola's brother, Sebastian, finds that he is loved not only by Antonio but also by Olivia.

Meanwhile, in the comic sub-plot, Sir Toby Belch and his companions outwit the vain Malvolio, who is ludicrously humiliated. While offering broad comedy, Twelfth Night teasingly probes gender-roles and sexual ambiguities.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853260100
ISBN-10: 185326010X
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: May 5th, 1992
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics