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On the same page as the text a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extrac. Reading Shakespeare is almost like going down into the basement of literature and examining the foundations So often I find the origins of what has become trite and overdone and yet Shakespeare was the fountain from which so much springs This is especially true of Twelfth Night it is apparent that so many comedies and romances over the centuries were heavily influenced by this play Very entertaining

Summary Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Twelfth Night; or What You WillThe Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary Arden guides yo. Twins Freaky or FunTwelfth Night is Shakespeare's answer to that age old uestionWhile I was listening to this I had no idea that Viola Sebastian were twins As far as I knew they were just siblings But apparently they were if I had read the blurb I would have known thisAnd apparently it was also easy to pass as a man 400 years ago I guess if Gwen could do it and still find time to write her ever practical GOOP blog then I could too This is useful to know in case I ever get that time machine in the basement working and then decide to travel back to the 1600's to trick another woman into falling in love with me Otherwise not uite as useful Anyway So what was this one aboutWarning Spoilers But realistically I probably didn't understand what actually happened in the play anyway so everything in this review is than likely wrong Warning Incorrect SpoilersOk Viola Sebastian went on a Carnival Cruise VacationIt ended badly As they typically doViola washes up on the shore of Illyria thinking that her dear brother is lost at sea and decides she needs to find a manShe makes a deal with a Sea Witch view spoilerdisguised to look like the captain of the vessel that rescued her hide spoiler

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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will characters Í 105 Þ The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's playsThis edition of Twelfth Night provides a clear and auU a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's playsThis edition of Twelfth Night provides a clear and authoritative text detailed notes and commentary. Now a strange astonishing thing or two happened off the west coast of the Balkans Illyria in an undetermined age aristocratic identical twins a boy and a girl well around twenty give or take a few years were lost at sea shipwrecked by a powerful storm Presumed drowned by the other surviving sibling both saw their relative in an untenable situation But this being a play the twins keep on breathing reaching the beautiful dry glorious beach with separate help from out of the blue the ship's kind sea captain and an infamous pirate miracles do occur sometimes Nevertheless unknown to the grieving duo For some reason they changed their names on land Sebastian becomes Roderigo and his sister Viola much drastically a man Cesario wearing men's clothes a pretty boy she is too a rose by any other name would smell as sweet SheHe starts working for the local Duke Orsino who loves another person of noble blood Countess Olivia But the lady is grieving for a recently deceased beloved brother and is in no mood for romance besides the Duke doesn't appeal to her sad soul Olivia needs a year to mourn the lady tells the passionate impatient Duke And Olivia has a secret crush on his messenger Cesario Orsino is a very jealous fierce man who likes to duel he also after just a few days becomes very fond of his new sweet servant Now the distraught Countess in her mansion has her drunken uncle living with her a big headache Sir Toby imbibing all night long coming home in a boisterous condition out of control waking up the whole household with his cowardly young friend Sir Andrew What can Olivia do he's a relative And Sir Andrew wants to marry the countess too and has given money to her impecunious uncle Another member of her entourage is her late father's jester The Fool also called Feste acting silly is his job and does it very well but The Fool is the smartest one around Witty comments are his specialty Still the head of her servants stern Malvolio hated by the rest rules with an iron hand except Sir Toby the noble family is above him But the lackeys are restless and want revenge More trouble for Lady Olivia she falls in desperate love with the disguised Viola as Cesario who becomes very uneasy And when Sebastian finally arrives in town people speak to the visitor as if they recognize him The twin feels uite confused agitated is he or these strangers mad Even Sir Andrew and Sir Toby take their swords out to fight the supposedly timid Cesario who is not his sister and knows how to duel A surprise ensues for the not too brave pair Another splendid fun play from the incomparable master William Shakespeare enough said or written