SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT
 
Twelfth Night
Penguin Critical Studies
Penguin, London 1993 

In her study, Stevie Davies introduces the dramatic action and considers the meaning of the play in terms of its musicality and aestheticism. Further chapters explore the 'Folly tradition'; language and Twelfth Night as a play about and on language; Malvolio and the Puritans; and the liberating comedy of sexual ambiguity. Illuminating reference is made to Shakespeare's Sonnets. Lightness of touch and a delight in language inform this reading of a comedy in which the eternal conflict is that between ethical order and comic disorder, and the elusive subject is desire. 

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