Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Made Easy)
Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-under...more
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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
2nd confession: Being who I am, I prefer the tragedies. Especially Lear. Then Macbeth-what a wife. Then Hamlet for the viewing of terminal ratiocination. Tragedy to the point of humor. And then Othello for a good old love story without trust ain't that just like a man + great poetry.
Love the histories. Even (tho not as much as others) King John (partly I'...more
About the play – I am a bit confused. This has to be Shakespeare´s most homoerotic play by a long shot. Women fall in love with women, men fall in love with boys, f...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
We're going to read this for English class.
I'm actually really excited for this because the movie, She's the Man, is based off of this and I love that movie and I'm just really excited which is weird but yeah.
I’m not a big fan of Shakespeare. I don’t like him very much.
*hides from literature enthusiasts*
Okay, that was a lie. Let me be more specific.
I hate reading Shakespeare.
He writes plays! Plays are supposed to be seen, not read. I mean, it’s great if you...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 insult 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
Shakespeare fact: most directors these days cut Shakespeare's plays down to a reasonable two hours for performance. That will be the case for the production I'm in. I'll miss the double-talk conversations between Sir Toby and the Clown, and some of the "mistaken identity" humor involving male/female twins Sebastian and Viola. Although I can see why the director removed this stuff. In the former case, the inv...more
However, this is definitely one of my favorite works by Shakespeare as it was a very humorous play. Of course, I was able to read it with the background knowledge of watching "She's The Man" with Amanda Bynes, which helped a lot when trying to keep characters straight.
If anyone hasn't read...more
The staging I found on YouTube was amazing. ITV Saturday Night Theatre: Twelfth Night aired January 6, 1969. It features Alec Guinness as Malvolio, Ralph Richardson as Sir Toby Belch, Joan Plowright as Viola/ Sebastian and Adrienne Corri as Ol...more
That said, when you see the play staged, the acting makes some of the humor come alive even where the specific word play is m...more
But this play is simply so funny and grotesque and moving...more
The plot can be summed up as: Orsino loves Olivia, Mal...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
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