Oxford Literature Companions: Twelfth Night
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Oxford Literature Companions: Twelfth Night

By Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book
also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • The literary sources of the play
    • Puritanism
    • The clash between carnival and Lent
    • The Petrarchan lover
    • Gender and sexuality
  • Genre
    • Twelfth Night as a comedy
  • Characterization and Roles
    • Viola
    • Orsino
    • Olivia
    • Sebastian and Antonio
    • Feste
    • Malvolio
    • Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Maria
  • Language
    • The language of courtly love
    • Poetic language
    • Dramatic irony
    • Imagery
    • Playing with language
    • Song
  • Themes
    • Love
    • Desire and sexuality
    • Deception
    • Madness and wisdom
    • Cruelty and death
  • Performance
    • Performance history
    • Metatheatricality
    • Performing character
    • Performing gender and sexuality
    • Film versions of the play
  • Critical Views
    • Reading approaches
    • Beginning to apply critical views
    • Interpreting character
    • Interpreting comedy
    • Interpreting narrative
    • Developing your own readings
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
    • Planning and structuring an answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
    • Writing about extracts
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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