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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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Oct 12, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: shakespeare

I go back and forth between "Twelfth Night" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as the Shakespeare comedy I would chose as a desert island book, (although any contest like that should allow a decent Collected Works as one book) and this one is the current winner because I just read it.

As is almost always the case every character is pulled from the stock characters shelf, the plot(s) have been done to death and the themes (class conflict, gender anxiety, maintenance of order etc.) are not original. But as always Shakespeare, with his indescribably beautiful language and microsopic vision of why people do what they do makes it a necessary text.

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