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Twelfth Night, Or, What . Publisher: Dover Publications (January 10, 1997). ISBN-10: 9780486292908.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.
Some four or five attend himAll, if you will, for I myself am best When least in company
Some four or five attend himAll, if you will, for I myself am best When least in company. Prosper well in this, And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord To call his fortunes thine.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will. William and Ann Shakespeare's twins, Judith and Hamnet (alternatively spelled Hamlet), were born in February 1585. Their father's fascination with the dramatic possibilities of double selves is apparent from his early Comedy of Errors, where he adapted a classical story about separated male twins and mistaken identity, but complicated it by giving the brothers servants who are also identical twins. Then in the summer of 1596, the eleven-year-old Hamnet died.
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will (Paperback). Published January 10th 1997 by Dover Publications.
Dover Books Dover Categories. By: William Shakespeare. Classic Literature Books Literature Books Fiction, Poetry, Plays. Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will. 3 by Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III. The Comedy of Errors.
Arthur Quiller-Couch and John Dover Wilson, 1930, rev. edn 1949 (New Shakespeare) Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, ed.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Contains the unabridged text. as published in Volume VI of The Caxton.
A delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities, Twelfth Night revolves around the physical likeness between Sebastian and his twin sister, Viola, each of whom, when separated after a shipwreck, believes the other to be dead. The theatrical romp begins when Viola assumes the identity of Cesario, a page in the household of the Duke of Orsino. The Duke is enamored of the Countess Olivia, who spurns him for the newly arrived young page. The comical machinations of Malvolio, Sir Toby Belch, the maid Maria, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek add to the ensuing confusion — all of which is pleasantly resolved when Viola and Sebastian meet once again. Filled with some of the finest comedic scenes in the English language, this entertaining masterpiece remains one of Shakespeare's most popular and most performed comedies.