Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare placing the plays in the context of his era

  • Title: Twelfth Night
  • Author: William Shakespeare Philip Weller
  • ISBN: 9788125044925
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains 1 A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.2.Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains 1 A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.2 Introduction to the play a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses plot, characterisation, themes and ideas in the play and stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques 3 The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play the text of each play, carefully edited by Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc in simple English A list of dramatis personae has also been included.4 Act wise summaries and questions a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.5 Topics for discussion broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.6 Further reading a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.

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    • Sparrow says:

      This may well be William’s most intellectual play. In it, he finally recognizes what a comedy is – a study of language. (And also of identity, which is a key byproduct of language.) If you are a woman disguised as a man disguised as a woman, isn’t there a point where your “gender syntax” just collapses? I opened randomly to this sequence:Sir Andrew: Pistol him, pistol him!Sir Toby: Peace, peace!Malvolio: There is example for’t. The Lady of the Strachy married the yeomen of the wardro [...]

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