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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (72,597 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna, John Neville Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna and John Neville perform Twelfth Night. This is Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores - only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Japi | 2/10/2014

    " 1 of my favorite Shakespeare play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aser Louissaint | 2/4/2014

    " This book was great, I enjoy reading it. Also I'm familiar with the author, Shakespear, I read many of his play, therefore it was not that hard for me to reads it. Twelfth Night is one of the book I could just read with out getting bored, the only problem I have with it, is the language, some of the word are not modern day english. This play have many theme, one of them I find is, the way one see themself if not the way others do. For example one of my favorite charater in this book the Feste, he react as a fool, but the thing he say are clever, everybody sees him as a fool, but he knows that he is not and he is wise. Therefore I like this I would recormanded to anybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DrJenni | 2/4/2014

    " Still funny every time I read it. Glad Colin had to read it for his English class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly A. | 1/30/2014

    " While reading this, it dawned on me that the movie She's the Man is a modern retelling of this story. MY MIND WAS BLOWN. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth Walker | 1/27/2014

    " I thought this was a decent book. It was a little confusing to start out with, but you get the characters down. All the twist played a huge role in the comedy which made it interesting. Overall this book was one of the better Shakespeare plays. The movie was a lot better than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/23/2014

    " This is a fine play, and I certainly wouldn't denigrate the great WS, but it's not quite as good on paper as many other Shakespeare plays. Some read better than others, though of course they were all created for live performances on stage, not to be anthologized, studied, and certainly not tested over in school. Because so much of it is visual, especially the Malvolio subplot, it's not as lyrical as say As You Like It or Hamlet, and thus while it is good to read, it is sometimes a bit tedious, especially when one wonders what happened to all the loose ends like Antonio and the Captain. Does Maria regret what she has done, or does she not even care, now that she has finally secured Sir Toby (although why she would want him is somewhat inscrutable). Perhaps one positive aspect to the play in a written form is that it's far easier to imagine/believe Viola as Cesario being mistaken for Sebastian when not seeing the obvious limitations of that complicated set-up on stage/film. Still, it was good enough for the Elizabethan groundlings, so it should be good enough for us (not to imply I think we are better). Certainly Anton Lesser's Feste is unmatched, cemented by his inclusion in the great Michael Wood's In Search for Shakespeare. Having Richard Briers and Kenneth Branagh doesn't hurt that production either. Despite what American movie versions try to do with this, it still retains its worthy rank among Shakespeare's great plays, especially when seen/experienced beyond the page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 1/21/2014

    " Even in modern English...I just can't get in to Shakespeare! This was just dumb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dakarai Griffin | 1/20/2014

    " Over Twelfth Night was a very interesting book, it allow you too see how Shakespeare liked to banter with the specific topic of homosexuality. Shakespeare showed that he wanted his audience to be surprised on how the book ends. The book ends with all of the characters falling in love with its opposite sex and Olivia marries Sebastian. I believe that Shakespeare just wanted to spice up his play with a little bit of a shocking new and scenes. But I also think that he was trying to make it very romantic because the topic of love comes up a lot when you are reading the scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayra | 1/19/2014

    " Absolutely hilarious. I put this in a second place in my list of favorite Shakespeare plays, between Hamlet (#1) and Romeo and Juliet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathryn | 1/7/2014

    " A re-read before I start teaching it with my 7th graders next month. One of my favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah S. | 12/31/2013

    " I am particularly fond of the comedies that play with gender and mistaken identity, so I'm glad I got to read this for my paper on gender and cross-dressing in Early Modern drama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Landry | 12/9/2013

    " One of my favorite Shakespeare plays. It's fascinating to examine what is being said about gender identities in this play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 11/11/2013

    " One of my absolute favorite Shakespeare plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 6/10/2013

    " I'm going to hold off on giving this a starred review until I've seen it performed. I can read Shakespeare and love his words or his plot devices etc. but I always fall in love with him when I actually see them, as they were meant to be, in the words of players on a stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Dennis | 4/13/2013

    " My first Shakespeare book and I loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Robison | 1/30/2013

    " Still I enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy Leather | 1/12/2013

    " An absolutely fantastic, comedic, light-hearted, enjoyable play. Shakespeare at his height. Tied with 'Hamlet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for my favourite ones (that I've read/watched/performed as of the time of writing this review!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chrissy | 11/12/2012

    " Too many movies ripped it off before I got around to reading it, so that the plot device tasted stale. Still, great dialogue (of course). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maisie | 9/16/2012

    " Read this twice, once in 2007 and in 2012 for coursework. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky B | 7/23/2012

    " While reading the play made it at times confusing, I loved the crazy drama and confusion of this play! It was so entertaining. I can't wait to see it on the stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 7/14/2012

    " What a riot! Bill Shakespeare had me rollicking with delight, and I can easily say that Twelfth Night is my favorite of his works. I finished reading it for a second time, and could not believe how easy it was to get through the tougher language terrain once I knew the jest of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Geul | 2/26/2012

    " I liked the movie of twelfth night more than the book. I thought the movie brought out the comedy and irony that the book didn't. I also liked the part about Feste and Malvolio. Overall the book was an okay read and the movie gets two thumbs up compared to the book. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.