Rich's 'Apolonius & Silla, '

Rich's 'Apolonius & Silla, '

An Original of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

eBook - 2016
Rate this:
The novella that inspired Shakespeare's Twelfth Night A worthy and brave duke, Apolonius, is blown off course when sailing to Constantinople and takes shelter on the isle of Cyprus, where he is made welcome by the governor of the island. The governor has two children, a son, Silvio, who is away fighting in Africa and a daughter, Silla, who lives at home with her father. Silla falls in love with Apolonius and is distraught when he finally leaves for Constantinople. She departs in secret to pursue him but her ship is wrecked in a storm and she manages to survive by clinging to a wooden chest. The chest contains the captain's clothes and these she uses to disguise herself for the remainder of her journey, adopting the name of her brother. Thus, as Silvio, she is welcomed into the court of Apolonius, befriends him and becomes his confidant. When he asks her to act as go-between in his courtship of a wealthy widow a chain of events is put in motion that threatens to end in tragedy but is ultimately played out as a great comedy of errors. William Shakespeare was inspired by Apolonius and Silla to write his own version of the tale, Twelfth Night. This is an opportunity for readers to enjoy the original story. Barnabe Riche (or Barnaby Rich - there are several variants) was an English soldier, born in or around 1540, who turned to writing in 1574. His most popular collection of stories was published in 1581 under the title of Riche his Farewell to Military profession: containing very pleasant discourses fit for a peaceable time. Following the end of his military career, Riche lived in Dublin where he acted as an informer for the crown in Ireland under both Elizabeth I and James I. He died in 1617.
Publisher: [United States] : Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 1911420151
9781911420156
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Apollonius & Silla.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top