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Twelfth Night - 9780300115635

Un libro in lingua di William Shakespeare Raffel Burton (INT) edito da Yale Univ Pr, 2007

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Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's funniest plays and also one of his most romantic. A young noblewoman, Viola, shipwrecked in a foreign land and separated from her twin brother, dresses as a man in order to enter the service of Orsino, duke of Illyria. Complications ensue - deceptions, infatuations, misdirected overtures, malevolent pranks - as everyone is drawn into the hilarious confusion.
Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary, pronunciation, and prosody and provides alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations give readers all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. Raffel provides an introductory essay, and in a concluding essay Harold Bloom argues that instability of identity is the essence of Twelfth Night.

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