Twelfth Night, or, What You Will

Twelfth Night, or, What You Will

Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, <I>Twelfth Night</I> plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.<BR> <BR> Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino's service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia&#8212;only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships.<BR> <BR> Each edition includes:<BR> <

William Shakespeare
Simon & Schuster Inc.

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