Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)


Named for the 12th evening after Christmas, the tip of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night performs with love and tool. The Countess Olivia, a lady together with her personal loved ones, draws Duke (or count number) Orsino. different would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; stuck in a shipwreck, every one thinks the opposite has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male web page and enters Orsino’s provider. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then splendidly untangles, those relationships.

The authoritative version of Twelfth Night from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and known Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases

-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a latest point of view at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s big holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay via Catherine Belsey

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