Twelfth Night, Paperback


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:
  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9781853260100


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