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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook - Sonia Massai

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

By: Sonia Massai (Editor)

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (c.1600) is one of his most captivating plays. A comedy of mistaken identities, it has given rise to thought-provoking debates around such issues as gender identity and role-playing, manipulation and deception.

Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Shakespeare's spirited play offers:

  • extensive introductory comment on the contexts, critical history and performance of the text, from publication to the present
  • annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself
  • cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Twelfth Night and seeking not only a guide to the play, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Shakespeare's text.

Introductionp. 1
Contextsp. 5
Contextual Overviewp. 7
Chronologyp. 15
Contemporary Documentsp. 19
Interpretationsp. 37
Critical Historyp. 39
Early Criticismp. 50
Modern Criticismp. 57
The Work in Performancep. 101
Key Passagesp. 133
Introductionp. 135
Key Passagesp. 138
Further Readingp. 187
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415303330
ISBN-10: 0415303338
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 30th April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1