Twelfth Night Paperback
Edited by Prof. Cedric, M.A., Ph.D. Watts
Part of the Wordsworth Classics series
Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.
The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works.
The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular comedy with Shakespearian audiences.
The main plot revolves around mistaken identities and unrequited love.
Both Olivia and Orsino are attracted to Viola, who is disguised as a young man; and Viola's brother, Sebastian, finds that he is loved not only by Antonio but also by Olivia.
Meanwhile, in the comic sub-plot, Sir Toby Belch and his companions outwit the vain Malvolio, who is ludicrously humiliated.
While offering broad comedy, Twelfth Night teasingly probes gender-roles and sexual ambiguities.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/1992
- Category: Shakespeare plays
- ISBN: 9781853260100