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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

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Written by William ShakespeareAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Shakespeare
Edited by David BevingtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Bevington and David Scott KastanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Scott Kastan

  • Format: Paperback, 256 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: January 1, 1988
  • Price: $4.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21308-9 (0-553-21308-3)
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Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming "Count Malvolio" only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown's sad song.