This edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night reprints the Bevington edition of the play along with seven sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare's play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, maps, woodcuts, descript...more
You have to wonder if the audience ever really knew what was going on. I'll bet you anything you like that some form of the following conversation took place in the Globe Theater at one point:
GROUNDLING 1: Wait, wasn't that guy playing a girl? Why'...more
However, that being said, I love this play. I played Mariah in it in high school, and it was one of the most fun things I've been in. It can be played for laughs, or for the dark side. The movie versio...more
Written round about the year 1601,Twelfth Night is the Twelfth Night Christmas, i.e., january 6th.
In the romantic atmosphere of Twelfth Night, we feel as if we were transported to a world of make-believe and far away from the accepted standards of ordinary life. The time of the action of Twelfth Night is 3 days.The main-plot starts with the arrival of the shipwrecked brother and sister, Sebastian and Viola,on the shores of Illyria. Neither o...more
I liked it. Although of course, I like the recent equivalent better, because I love Amanda Bynes or loved Amanda Bynes. I don't know where she is right now.
The time I read the names VIOLA, DUKE ORSINO, and OLIVIA, I knew right then and there where I heard those names from.
It's really interesting how they were portrayed in the original, althoug...more
Not sure how Olivia could fall in lov...more
Shakespeare’s comedies revel in issues which deal with mistaken identity, gender-bending, love, hate, trickery, slapstick comedy and general mental mayhem. In an age when we feel that life is fast, frenetic and complex and relational issues can be difficult, Shakespeare sets up exa...more
I'm no good with comedies.
I love to watch them when I go to the theatre, but beside that? No. I get so stressed out about it. JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY, TURKEY-COCKS (actual phrase from the play. I love you, William).
This play is funny, though, it has some excellent lines ("Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him" or "My purpose is, inde...more