Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night : Or, What You Will

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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This third edition of Twelfth Night retains the text edited and annotated by Elizabeth Story Donno for the first edition of 1985, and features an updated introduction by Penny Gay, which focuses on recent scholarship and performance history. Building on her Introduction to the second edition, Gay stresses the play's theatricality, its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths. She analyses the delicate balance Shakespeare strikes in Twelfth Night between romance and realism, and explores representations of gender, sexuality and identity in the text. A selection of new photographs completes the edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 9mm | 330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 20 Halftones, black and white
  • 1107565464
  • 9781107565463
  • 205,666

Table of contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction Penny Gay; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Reading list.
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Review quote

"The editorial goals of the Arden project are ably met in this edition. Elam's...astounding knowledge of elements of performance make this edition a mustread...Brings together into one volume a wealth of textual, bibliographical, and critical scholarship; a variety of background materials; helpful images and charts; and information and analysis concerning stage and film performances.The introduction exemplifies scholarly achievement...Magisterial footnotes."-"Shakespeare Quarterly" "The editorial goals of the Arden project are ably met in this edition. Elam's...astounding knowledge of elements of performance make this edition a mustread...Brings together into one volume a wealth of textual, bibliographical, and critical scholarship; a variety of background materials; helpful images and charts; and information and analysis concerning stage and film performances.The introduction exemplifies scholarly achievement...Magisterial footnotes."--"Shakespeare Quarterly"
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About William Shakespeare

Penny Gay is Emeritus Professor in English and Drama at the University of Sydney.
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