Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Or What You Will

by William Shakespeare and Herschel Baker

Hardback Publication Date: 01/07/2004

 
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 an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare booksEssay by Catherine BelseyThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
ISBN:
9780812417845
9780812417845
Category:
Shakespeare plays
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-07-2004
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
222
Dimensions (mm):
170x107x23mm
Weight:
0.18kg
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

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