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by William Shakespeare
O, the twelfth day of December .
O, the twelfth day of December,'- MARIA. The devil a puritan that he is, or any thing constantly, but a time-pleaser; an affectioned ass, that cons state without book and utters it by great swarths: the best persuaded of himself, so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his grounds of faith that all that look on him love him; and on that vice in him will.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.
Introduction and Shakespeare's Career in the Theater: Jonathan Bate. Scene-by-Scene Analysis: Esme Miskimmin. In Performance: Karin Brown (RSC stagings), Jan Sewell (overview). The Director's Cut (interviews by Jonathan Bate and Kevin Wright): Sam Mendes, Declan Donnellan, and Neil Bartlett. Gregory Doran, Chief Associate Director, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Home William Shakespeare Twelfth Night. Shakespeare, Moliere, Marivaux, Balzac, Genet, and Kleist. He has written plays, acclaimed novels, and a book mediating gay experience through the figure of Oscar Wilde (Who Was That Man)
Home William Shakespeare Twelfth Night. He has written plays, acclaimed novels, and a book mediating gay experience through the figure of Oscar Wilde (Who Was That Man). His RSC productions include Romeo and Juliet and the gender-bending Edwardian-dress 2007 Courtyard Theatre Twelfth Night that he talks about here. What does the title mean to you? Mendes: It's a mystery to me.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, of What You Will, was written in 1601 or 1602 at the end of Christmastide. It is a comedy intended as entertainment at the end of the holiday season. The play is set in Illyria, and follows the story of the twins Viola and Sebastian. The beginning of the play finds Viola shipwrecked on the Illyrian coast and helped to shore by the captain. Her twin brother Sebastian, also aboard the ship, is nowhere to be found and Viola believes him dead. She disguises herself as a man named Cesario and begins service under the Duke Orsino
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Plot summary of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Orsino, the Duke of lllyria, is in love with his neighbour, the Countess Olivia. Their late night drinking and carousing has angered Malvolio, who threatens them. With the help of some servants, including one of Olivia’s ladies in waiting, Maria, they use a false letter to trick him into believing that Olivia is in love with him. In the letter she tells the black-clad puritan to appear in the latest fashion – yellow stocking and cross-garters – and to smile, something no-one has ever seen him do.
LibriVox recording of Twelfth Night. Hidden and mistaken identities, requited and unrequited loves, pranks and jokes abound in this romantic comedy. Summary by Karen Savage). Cast: Orsino, Duke of Illyria - Joshua B. Christensen Sebastian - Madame Tusk Antonio, a Sea Captain, friend to Sebastian - Alan Davis Drake A Sea Captain - Kara Shallenberg Valentine, a gentleman attending on the Duke - Zachary Brewster-Geisz Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke - Heather Barnett Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia - Alan Davis Drake Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Andy Minter Malvolio, steward to Olivia -.