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Twelfth Night (3rd Edition)

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  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Edited By: Vicki Wienand, Richard Andrews, Rex Gibson, Anthony Partington, Richard Spencer
  • ISBN: 9781107615359
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback – 200 pages
  • Language: English


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An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design.

An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare’s imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare’s love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive ‘Stagecraft’, ‘Write about it’, ‘Language in the play’, ‘Characters’ and ‘Themes’ features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for ‘Twelfth Night’ and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of ‘Twelfth Night’ from around the world.

Key Features
  • A running synopsis of action is included for every page of script.
  • ‘Stagecraft’ boxes give information on stage designs, directors’ approaches and actors views on past performances and offer opportunities for students to explore and contribute their own ideas on staging.
  • ‘Write about it’ boxes give information about writing about Shakespeare and suggest activities to help students with their own writing in response to the play. Students will be helped to translate discussion into high quality writing; look at ‘points of dispute’ in the play; structure various forms of writing, including essays; write responsively and sensitively about the play; provide evidence from the play to support their arguments.
  • Further boxed features focus on exploration of ‘Language in the play’, ‘Characters’ and ‘Themes’.
  • Extended glossaries aligned with the play script for ease of reference provide clear explanation of key terms.
  • Each act is followed by ‘Looking back’ sections with further notes, illustrations and activities.
  • Comprehensive and extended endnotes with illustrations and activities are linked to the boxed features and give further information and opportunities for exploration of stagecraft, language, characters and themes.
  • New ‘Writing about’ sections focus on writing about Shakespeare in general and on the play in particular.
  • A rich selection of exciting colour photos with information on performances appear throughout.
Author Biography

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised on 26 April 1564. Thought to have been educated at the local grammar school, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he went on to have three children, at the age of eighteen, before moving to London to work in the theatre. Two erotic poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were published in 1593 and 1594 and records of his plays begin to appear in 1594 for Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare’s tragic period lasted from around 1600 to 1608, during which period he wrote plays including Hamlet and Othello. The first editions of the sonnets were published in 1609 but evidence suggests that Shakespeare had been writing them for years for a private readership.

Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623.

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Weight0.400 kg
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