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Twelfth night : a critical reader

Author: Alison Findlay; Liz Oakley-Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Arden, 2014. ©2014
Series: Arden early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twelfth Night is the most mature and fully developed of Shakespeare's comedies and, as well as being one of his most popular plays, represents a crucial moment in the development of his art. Assembled by leading scholars, this guide provides a comprehensive survey of major issues in the contemporary study of the play. Throughout the book chapters explore such issues as the play's critical reception from John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Twelfth night : a critical reader.
London : Bloomsbury Arden, 2013
xiii, 285 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2013021390
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Findlay; Liz Oakley-Brown
ISBN: 9781472503312 1472503317 1306724066 9781306724067 1441128786 9781441128782 1472503295 9781472503299 1472503309 9781472503305
OCLC Number: 868919517
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages).
Contents: FC; Half title; Arden Early Modern Drama Guides; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Series Introduction; Timeline; Notes on Contributors; Introduction Alison Findlay and Liz Oakley-Brown; 1 The Critical Backstory R. S. White; 2 Performance and Adaptation Linda Anderson; 3 The State of the Art William C. Carroll; 4 New Directions: 'Ready to distrust mine eyes': Optics and Graphics in Twelfth Night Keir Elam; 5 New Directions: Shipwreck and the Hermeneutics of Transience in Twelfth Night Randall Martin 6 New Directions: 'Let them use their talents': Twelfth Night and the Professional Comedian Andrew McConnell Stott7 New Directions: Inverted Commas around the 'Fun': Music in Twelfth Night Tiffany Stern; 8 Learning and Teaching Resources Peter Kirwan; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Arden early modern drama.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Findlay and Liz Oakley-Brown.

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Twelfth Night is the most mature and fully developed of Shakespeare's comedies and, as well as being one of his most popular plays, represents a crucial moment in the development of his art. Assembled by leading scholars, this guide provides a comprehensive survey of major issues in the contemporary study of the play. Throughout the book chapters explore such issues as the play's critical reception from John Manningham's account of one of its first performances to major current comentators like Stephen Greenblatt; the performance history of the play, from Shakespeare's day to the present and k.

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A teacher will find this little book, which brings together old and new thinking about Shakespeare's `most perfect comedy', a godsend ... the multifarious productions and the disagreements among Read more...

 
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