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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Edited by Sonia Massai

Routledge – 2007 – 210 pages

Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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Description

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.

Author Bio

Sonia Massai is a Lecturer at King’s College London. She has published widely on Shakespeare and drama and has edited several original plays and a collection of essays on World Wide Shakespeares (Routledge, 2005).

Name: William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Sonia Massai. 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...
Categories: Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, Literature Readers & Sourcebooks, Shakespeare