Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Book - 2008
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End your struggle with the Bard's prose and indulge in a romantic comedy that's better than a soap opera. Shakespeare on the Double! Twelfth Night includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you're stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won't miss the action.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2008.
ISBN: 9780470212776
Characteristics: vi , 181 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Snodgrass, Mary Ellen


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Mar 16, 2017

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night presents a story with strong elements of deception and love. Shakespeare implements romantic comedy to develop these elements further which sets the overall mood of this book. As I read through this book, I noticed this book by Shakespeare was slightly harder to follow along and understand than previous books that I have read by Shakespeare. When needed, I used the English translation of this book if I really did not know the meaning. Once you are able to understand what is going on, it makes this a fantastic book to pick up and read! Personally, I felt that Shakespeare used a lot of devices such as dramatic irony and imagery which helped visualize this story more effectively. This is a great book to read and I recommend it to all teenagers! Rating: 4/5
- @booksandgames9 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Twelfth Night is a play about disguises, love, and loss. I had to read this play in grade 9, and had to do a dramatization from one scene. It was a bit confusing because I don't really understand the shakespearean language. This book has the translations written as well so if you ever have a reading assignment, the translations will benefit you a lot! I really liked the story of this play and the plot. The humor isn't very funny because I did not get it, but people back then may have loved it! I did enjoy this play and did find it surprising at times. Shakespeare is a famous playwright and an actor whose plays are very deep and some are about romance as well. I guess this play isn't that bad if you know how to understand the shakespearean language. 3.5/5
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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