This romantic comedy features disguises and mistaken identities, impractical jokes, interwoven plots and subplots, and a love triangle with complications. The diverse characters include genteel nobility, shipwrecked twins, a vain steward, and more. In Twelfth Night, love causes lots of pain, but reading it won't, thanks to the easy-to-understand translation and other aids that make following the action and grasping the meaning a snap:
A brief synopsis of the plot and action
A comprehensive character list that describes the characteristics, motivations, and actions of each major player
A visual character map that shows the relationships of major characters
A cycle-of-love graphic that pinpoints the sequence of love in the play, including who truly loves whom, and who mistakenly loves whom
Reflective questions that help you understand the themes of the play
With Shakespeare on the Double! Twelfth Night, you'll untangle and appre-ciate Shakespeare in no time!