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I prithee now, ungird thy strangeness and tell me what I shall vent to my lady: Clown Good Master Fabian, grant me another request. Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare , believed to have been written around — as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.

Twelfth Night Shakespeare for Everyone. Half the production's fun comes from these small touches and how they represent things of greater consequence. The costuming Christine Crook and sets Nina Ball are in a contemporary somewhere surrounded by sea and scaffolding. From the comments section: PDF downloads of all LitCharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish.

Twelfth Night

The play was not published until its inclusion in the First Folio in Uh Oh. Malvolio is thoroughly discomfited and even locked up for a time as a supposed madman—a fate ironically suited to one who has set himself up as the apostle of sobriety and decorum.

Subscription Types. Due to its themes such as young women seeking independence in a "man's world", "gender-bending" and "same-sex attraction" albeit in a roundabout way , [37] there have been a number of re-workings for the stage, particularly in musical theatre, among them Your Own Thing , Music Is , All Shook Up , and Play On! Please click on the appropriate links to access the Act of your choice. Act 2, Scene 4. Twelfth Night" for Shakespeare Quarterly Clown I would, therefore, my sister had had no name, sir.

The conflicted love story still comes through - in at times oddly aggressive form - thanks to the intensity of the actors. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Pricing Info. For youth is bought more oft than begg'd or borrow'd. Clown Why, sir, her name's a word; and to dally with that word might make my sister wanton.

Scenes from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare with Study Resources

And it's captivating. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, [1] with plot elements drawn from the short story "Of Apollonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich , based on a story by Matteo Bandello. He believes he has Olivia's favor and mocks the others, Maria's letter confirms this to him. MARIA Yet you will be hanged for being so long absent; or, to be turned away, is not that as good as a hanging to you?