Twelfth Night (Bantam Classics)

Twelfth Night (Bantam Classics)
  • 书名: Twelfth Night (Bantam Classics)
  • 作者: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780553213089
  • 出版时间: 1988-01-01
  • 出版社: Bantam Classics
  • 入库时间: 1236787802
  • 更新时间: 1236787802



Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s sad song.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography