Twelfth Night by William ShakespeareSet in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming “Count Malvolio” only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s sad song.
Twelfth Night , in full Twelfth Night ; or, What You Will , comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare , written about —02 and printed in the First Folio of from a transcript of an authorial draft or possibly a playbook. Click here to hear the opening song from Twelfth Night. Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated during a shipwreck off the coast of Illyria; each believes the other dead. Viola disguises herself as a boy named Cesario and enters the service of Duke Orsino, who thinks he is in love with the lady Olivia. Orsino sends Viola-Cesario to plead his cause to Olivia, who promptly falls in love with the messenger. Viola, meanwhile, is in love with Orsino, and, when her twin, Sebastian, is rediscovered, many comic situations of mistaken identity ensue. 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.
Olivia is a fictional character from William Shakespeare 's play Twelfth Night , believed to have been written around or She is at the centre of the various plots, both the comedic and the romantic. She has various suitors. Olivia is a beautiful lady of noble birth who lives in Illyria. Before the play begins, she has recently lost her brother who was her guardian after her father died.
Olivia is a fictional character from William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, believed to have been written around or She is at the centre of the.
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The Twelfth Night play is set in Illyria, an imaginary country. Read more about Twelfth Night settings. Main characters in Twelfth Night : Viola is a young woman wrecked near the shore of Illyria. She is in love with the Duke, Orsino. Olivia is a rich young countess wooed by Orsino. Olivia has an uncle, Sir Toby Belch , who lives in her house.
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. 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. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion,  with plot elements drawn from the short story "Of Apollonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich , based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The play was not published until its inclusion in the First Folio. Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a Captain.
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.