Twelfth Night



One of the book of Shakespeare entitled “Twelfth Night” was my favorite. I have a book of that but until now, I haven’t read yet. I was only curious about the title, having a number and a day. I thought that there’s a happening or events on the twelfth night of the month or year that’s why the title is like that.  But I think I misinterpret the title. :D

 

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of such an occasion,[1] with plot elements drawn from the short story “Of Apollonius and Silla” by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The first recorded performance was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year’s calendar. The play was not published until its inclusion in the 1623 First Folio.

 

I searched on the net about the story.

Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, this one centres on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be dead. Masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and who will have nothing to do with any suitors, the Duke included. Orsino decides to use “Cesario” as an intermediary to tell Olivia about his love for her. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man, and who regards her as his confidant.

sources: Google and WIKIPEDIA

 

I like the mistaken identity part and the revelations in the end.  ^^


 

5 thoughts on “Twelfth Night

    1. Ow. I am sorry for that but me too are not sure for what I am going to post on that topic. I just share my opinion on how I understand what I read on the net. Bythe way, thank you for viewing. :) Have a nice day!

    1. I am sorry for that but I don’t know what to do either. I am a new user of wordpress :) I am sorry. but thank you for viewing my blog site. Come again Ms. Krystal Walland :)

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