- Author: William Shakespeare
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Published: 03 March 2010
- ISBN: 9780230243842
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.