The Book of Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: Wayne Myers
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604944129
Format: PDF, Docs
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Twelfth Night, or What You Willis a lovely, immensely entertaining, and -- when provocatively mounted -- haunting play.Yet it is too often misused as an occasion for slapstick comedy. Even many of the best productions realize only a fraction of its sublimity.The Book of "Twelfth Night, or What You Will": Musings on Shakespeare's Most Wonderful Playexplores the play's arresting ambiguities, with an emphasis on the sexual.It's a must-read for those who want to stage a must-seeTwelfth Night, or What You Will. It's also for anyone who loves this rhapsodic play, and especially for the newTwelfth Night, or What You Willaudience that has greater expectations of theater companies mounting one of the world's strangest comedies.

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439116968
Format: PDF
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Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino's service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships. The authoritative edition of Twelfth Night from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134711
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A major figure in the world of theatre as critic, playwright, scholar, teacher, director, actor, and producer, Robert Brustein offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. In this wise, witty, and wide-ranging collection of recent writings, Brustein examines crucial issues relating to theatre in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and established performers, and theatrical production throughout the world. Brustein relates our theatre to our society in a manner that reminds us why the performing arts matter. "Millennial Stages" records Brustein's thinking on the important issues 'roiling the national soul' at the start of the twenty-first century. His opening section explores the connections between theatre and society, theatre and politics, and theatre and religion, and it is followed by reviews of such landmark productions as "The Producers and Spamelot," "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "King Lear." In his final section, Brustein reflects on people and places of importance in the world of theatre today, including Marlon Brando and Arthur Miller and Australia and South Africa.