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Twelfth Night Third Series



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Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
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Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Catherine Belsey The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
General Editor's preface
   Ay, That's the Theme: Topics in Twelfth Night
      Endings and Beginnings
      Or What You Will: The Pleasures and Trials of Spectatorship
      We Three: The Interpretation Compulsion
      Around Twelfth Night
      A Very Opal: The Play of Perspective
      'Tis My Picture: Deciphering Visual Images
      Changeable Taffeta: Materials and Materiality
      In What Chapter of his Bosom?: Reading the Body
         Sicken and So Die: Disease, Contagion and Death
         As an Eunuch: Castration, Civility, and Intertextuality
      This is Illyria, Lady: Space and Place
      The Whirligig of Time: Levels of Temporality
      Words are Very Rascals: Language and Discourse
   Make a Good Show On't: Twelfth Night in Performance
      If This Were Played Upon a Stage: Performances Virtual and Actual
      First Night
      Later Nights: Adaptations and Rearrangements
      Our Shows Are More than Will: Victorian Special Effects and Modernist Experiments
      Seasonal Nights
      Illyrian Variations
      The Mettle of Your Sex: Gender and Homoeroticism
      Show You the Picture: Twelfth Night on Film
   Are You A Comedian?: Players and Parts
      Art Any More Than a Steward?: Malvolio
      Your Drunken Cousin: Sir Toby
      An Ass-head and a Coxcomb and a Knave: Sir Andrew
      An Allowed Fool: Feste
      A Noble Duke: Orsino
      Here Comes the Countess: Olivia
      I Am Not That I Play: Viola
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Appendix 1: The Text and Editorial Procedures
Appendix 2: Casting
Appendix 3: Music
Abbreviations and References
   Abbreviations Used in Notes
   Works By and Partly By Shakespeare
   Editions of Shakespeare Collated
   Other Works Cited

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