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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night (Paperback)

By Shakespeare, William
Volume editor Gill, Roma, OBE

Here to enhance any young person's enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare is a new addition to Oxford's definitive paperback series. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most engaging comedies with characters that remain alive even today: Viola speaks for every young girl in... love; drunken rogues like Sir Toby Belch still take advantage of cowardly weaklings like Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and plot the downfall of pompous officials like Malvolio. Like all the volumes in the series, the book contains the full text of the play, notes on the main characters, simple explanations of difficult words and phrases, a scene-by- scene commentary, and a brief biography of the bard. Each page is divided into two columns so that the text and accompanying notes appear side by side. Attractive line drawings appear throughout. Editor Roma Gill's sensitivity to first-time readers of Shakespeare makes this series truly accessible. In her introduction she says, Don't worry too much if you don't fully understand the language at first. A modern poet, T. S. Eliot, said that the best poetry, even in a foreign language, will mean something to the reader before it is properly understood. Also in the Oxford School Shakespeare series: As You Like It -831934-7 Henry IV, Part I -831948-7 Julius Caesar -831935-5 Macbeth -831933-9 Merchant of Venice -831936-3 Midsummer Night's Dream -831938-X Romeo and Juliet -831937-1
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ISBN 9780198319474
Released NZ 9 Oct 1986
Publisher Oxford University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780198319474
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 9 Oct 1986
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Shakespeare, William
Volume editor Gill, Roma, OBE
Series Oxford School Shakespeare
Category English Literature: Literary Criticism
Number of Pages 115
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 822.33
Weight 253g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress English drama
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school