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PlayShakespeare.com: The Ultimate Free Shakespeare Resource
PlayShakespeare.com: The Ultimate Free Shakespeare Resource
PlayShakespeare.com: The Ultimate Free Shakespeare Resource

Twelfth Night Overview

Twelfth Night Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1601-1602
  • First known performance: February 2, 1602 (Middle Temple, Inns of Court)
  • Number of lines: 2482
  • Number of scenes: 18
  • Total Characters: 18
  • Prose/Verse: 61%/39%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: None
  • Possible Sources: Gl’ Ingannati (The Academy of the Thunderstruck in Siena, 1537), L’Interesse (Nicolo Secchi, 1581), Riche his Farewell to Militarie Profession (Barnaby Riche, 1581), A Letter (Roland White, 1597), The Famous History of Parismus (Emanuel Forde, 1598), Merry Passages and Jests (Sir Nicholas L’Estrange, 1603–1655)

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