Twelfth Night (Paperback)
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Short Description for Twelfth Night This new edition of Shakespeare's great comedy of love, folly and mistaken identity, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with with three leading directors (Sam Mendes, Declan Donnellan and Neil Bartlett), looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.
- Published: 03 March 2010
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230243842 ISBN 10: 0230243843
- Sales rank: 131,720
Full description for Twelfth Night
From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's great comedy of love, folly and mistaken identity THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An introduction to Twelfth Night by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play -- with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Twelfth Night in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors -- Sam Mendes, Declan Donnellan and Neil Bartlett - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.