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'As good a guide to Twelfth Night as you can get' Richard Eyre

This serious yet lively book offers an intensely practical account of the way Twelfth Night actually works on stage.

Drawing both on his inside knowledge as a director of the play and on his lifelong experience as a Shakespearian actor, Pennington takes the reader through Twelfth Night scene by detailed scene.

'He is sharply intelligent, scrupulously careful, hugely knowledgeable and above all, wonderfully readable' Peter Holland, The Shakespeare Institute

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Twelfth Night. A User’s

Actor Michael Pennington’s beautifully written User’s Guides… are full of insights on matters of interpretation as well as production.

- The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010)