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Twelfth Night (The Graphic Shakespeare Series)
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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
Twelfth Night is Shakespeare's answer to that age-old question.
While 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 this).
And, 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 ...more
The treatment of Malvolio is a little too cruel, Belch and Aguecheek are a little too coarse, and the resolution is a little too abrupt, and so this excellent Shakespearean comedy falls a little short of perfection.
Still, the poetry about music and the songs themselves are wonderful, Viola and Orsino are charming, and Feste is the wisest and best of clowns.
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 Twelft Night, it is apparent that so many comedies and romances over the centuries were heavily influenced by this play.
Still very entertaining.
و منها تم اقتباس العديد من الاعمال السينيمائية و المسرحية كما هو معروف ، و اللي من آخرها و أشهرها فيلم
(She is the one)
I'm glad I read this in class because I wouldn't have gotten much out of it otherwise. Shakespeare may be Shakespeare, but I am also I, and I know my tastes well enough to have before reading this thought "Bro I love certain pieces of your work but I'm fairly certain this is not going to have a honeymoon ending." Comedies tend to make me nervous with their glee and their joy and their soap bubble ideologies, and while the playwright did some wonderfully complex things with gender and the tr ...more
We went to see a Cambridge University production of this last night, set in a similar period to the production we saw of As You Like It we saw earlier this year.
Zak Ghazi-Torbatt was hilarious as the perpetually drunk aristocrat Sir Toby Belch (subtlety is not the long suit of this play), he worked well with his off-sider, Sir Aguecheek, ably played by Ryan Monk. Ben Walsh’s Malvolio was a object lesson in how to not overplay comic creepiness. Megan Gilbert looked like an old hand doing Maria: i ...more
I'm going to say yes.
This was an absolute riot. Shakespeare is always fun on the page, but brought to life is a whole other story. The actors were phenomenal, pushing the comedy to its limit - I didn't stop laughing the entire time. The man playing Olivia was especially fantastic but honestl ...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
This is the first Shakespeare play I’ve read since I was an obsessed teenager. I was a tad worried that the love I once felt for these stories may have wavered over the years, but that wasn’t the case here at all.
The Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy in every sense of the term; a love story that is both light-hearted and humorous in nature, and definitely has a HEA. It never ceases to amaze me that Shakespeare was making awesome rom-coms four centuries before the likes of Nancy ...more
Malvolio, like Shylock, gets totally screwed. Meanwhile, all the chicks are hiding out dressed as guys and everyone's falling in love. Ah, love.
2016 Apr 26
Veronica and I were talking Shakespeare, and Twelfth Night came up, and I couldn't remember whatever detail she asked about, so I had to reread it. I love the twins and love story, but the Malvolio plot is just wicked cruel, and not at all amusing.
عنوان: شب دوازدهم یا آنچه شما بخواهید؛ اثر: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: افضل وثوقی؛ تهران، رادیو تلویزیون ملی ایران، 1354، در 110 ص
عنوان: شب دوازدهم نمایشنامه؛ اثر: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: حمید الیاسی؛ تهران، روشنگران، 1368، در 197 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: 1390، در 238 ص، شابک: 9789646751521؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 17 م