The article examines John Florio’s Italian-English dictionary “A World of Words” as a link between plot and subplot in William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night”. It discusses the relevance of Florio’s title to the play, the link between the main romantic and Plautine plot, and the subplot concerning the gulling of Malvolio.


Source: Notes & Queries. Sep 2016, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p422-424. 3p. Publication Date:2016-09-01 Language: English


Database: Academic Search Index Journal: Notes & Queries Volume: 63 Issue: 3


Giovanni Florio, known as John Florio, is recognised as the most important humanist in Renaissance's England.


    • Gervasi Nicola

    • 3 years ago

    La deduzione ed il collegamento della Tarantino sono errati. E’ vero pero’ che il significato della “dodicesima notte” si ricava dal dizionario di Florio. Ma la voce e’tutt’altra…

    • Cathy Dreyer

    • 3 years ago

    Blimey he read a lot of Aretino.

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