Twelfth Night: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA B AS & A Level
  • OCR AS & A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a humorous tale of deception and trickery. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis provides students with a road map through the play’s misdirection and a clear analysis of the techniques and meaning behind the stage dressing.

A very comprehensive guide for both teachers and students

J Sallabank, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
Engage your students!


  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characters, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (7517)

An excellent resource; it is detailed, and the writer is clearly knowledgeable. I liked ... the in-depth analysis... A very comprehensive guide for both teachers and students... Provides a lot of contextual detail, which is helpful... Would be really helpful as a study guide for students; it would help them be more independent as it is so comprehensive... The comments on language and genre are particularly good.

J Sallabank, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

It is high quality, and the author clearly has a great deal of knowledge of the play. I liked the emphasis on criticism – it is refreshing to see [a resource] that makes it a focus! I also liked that the criticism was dealt with contextually – i.e. through time – this is a requirement of the mark scheme, but is actually really hard and time-consuming for a teacher/student to research from scratch as there is so much to look through!

C Hughes, Teacher & Peer Reviewer