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Twelfth Night (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) - David Scott Kastan, Claire McEachern, William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)
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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of... show more
Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.Each volume in the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare includes:New Scholarship – Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition. Contextualizing Essays – Essays on Shakespeare’s England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play. Better Notes – Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis. Further Reading – An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy, Twelfth Night follows the twisting paths that lead to love. The editor, Claire McEachern, provides an illuminating context for the play, showing how England’s struggle to define a national religious identity underlies many of the play’s conflicts.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781411401181 (1411401182)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Shakespeare
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
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Selan
Selan rated it
Really enjoyed this play! There characters were great, the heroine dressing up as a man and having a woman actually fall for her was great, Maria was one of my favourite characters overall and the relationship between the Duke and Viola feel quite genuine, unlike some Shakespeare comedies I could na...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Twelfth Night
FYI, I only read the play which is why my version had 189 pages. I pretty much always ignore the afterwords or commentary on Shakespeare. That's done, now let's get into it.This so far next to Macbeth, Othello and Romeo and Juliet, is one of my favorite plays. It is definitely my favorite of the com...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
5.0
A young person’s introduction to a Shakespearean comedy induces a common knee-jerk evaluation: the elaborate skein of misguided affections hurled to vertiginous heights leaves one with an impression of some contrived pretense of life. As modicums of experience come to such a young person, they find ...
Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
4.0 Twelfth Night (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)
I thought this was a great edition. They have the text on the right side, and the explanation of obscure terms on the left side. I just saw this play done at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN. It's amazing how closely they followed the text. I didn't need to read it to understand ev...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
4.0 The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Oxford World's Classics)
Audio books work well for Shakespeare plays; though not as well as seeing them would. Lots of confusion over identity, cross dressing, practical jokes and love confusion. The standard ridiculously complex witty exchanges where meanings change and either it's v dirty or someone ends up arguing the op...
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