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    Twelfth Night

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    The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance Department’s version of Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare, was absolutely amazing! I have never seen a show quite like it. It was unique in its very own way. Every aspect of the show worked together perfectly. I love how the director, Seth Jones, put his own twist on the script. It added a lot to the show and made it more interesting than it was in the actual script. Honestly, when reading the script I wasn’t really interested in seeing the show, but in the end I really enjoyed it. The thing I liked the most in Twelfth Night was the music. The sounds of jazz music made you want to get up and groove with the actors. My favorite singer was the guy who played the Duke Orsino. He has a very lovely voice, and he was good looking too. I think he fit the role perfectly, and the setting was just right for him also. When I say the setting was just right for him, I mean he just looks like a jazz singer. The way he acted and sung, you could tell that he was in his element. Another thing I loved about Twelfth Night was the setting, it was flawless. I think that mid 90s Louisiana was the perfect setting.…

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    Twelfth Night

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    In the Shakespeare play The Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, a girl named Viola is shipwrecked on an island called Illyria where she hides in plain sight dressed as her brother Sebastian but going under the name of Cesario. While acting as Cesario she goes to work for the Count Orsino who is in love with the wealthy Olivia. During Viola’s time working for Orsino as Cesario, she eventually fell in love with him, but as she is known as a boy to Orsino, she cannot profess her love to him. Instead…

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    Twelfth Night Deception

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    I think one of the central points in Twelfth Night is to show that appearances aren’t really what they seem. Basically what Shakespeare’s construct expresses is that appearances can be deceptive in a way that we can understand. Deception in appearances is showed throughout Twelfth Night. The first is Olivia and Duke Orsino being deceived by Viola disguising as a male. An example of this is from the quote, “There is a fair behaviour in thee, captain; And though that nature with a beauteous wall…

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    The Twelfth Night or What you will is a play written by William Shakespeare in about 1601-02. It is a comedy which focuses around the romantic relationships of the twins Viola and Sebastian and their love interests Orsino and Olivia on the island of Illyria. The play has a comedic twist by including an element of crossdressing, which in turn brings much confusion to the romantic relationships of the characters.The Twelfth Night was written during the renaissance, which was a time of excess; in…

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    Twelfth Night Gender

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    What Shakespeare does in his comedic play Twelfth Night is that he deconstructs notions of gender and social class; however, he also stresses the futility of going against said social norms especially in Elizabethan society. Throughout the play, clothing is shown as a prime marker for, among other things, identity and social class. Some characters use clothing as a means of climbing up the social ladder; whereas others happen to flip the gender script by using clothing to highlight that gender…

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    Feste Twelfth Night

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    In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, music is inserted at numerous places to set different moods. Music also helps building vivid characters. This function of music in the play especially applies for Feste, the Feste, whom has an obligation is to sing for the nobilities. Majority of the singing in the play are done by Feste. Although most of the songs are “called for”, upon someone else’s request, they still reflect Feste's personalities in a unique way by contrasting with the personality he…

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    A Pensive Perusal of the themes concerning the various duplicities and deceptions exemplified In William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Although most people see deception as a destructive force, in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night it is used as a unifier as well as a divider. This fact is exemplified strongly in the characters Viola, Maria, and Orsino. In William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night a duke named Orsino longs for the love of Nobel Woman named Olivia, she, her servant Maria and…

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    Twelfth Night Analysis

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    In the play Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare, we learn its comparison to a movie titled She's the Man directed by Andy Fickman. Both the play and the movie are very similar in the case that the main characters name is Viola. The movie illustrates the need for Viola to play for and be accepted by a soccer team. In the play, Viola is shipwrecked and is searching to find a viable source of income in a part of the world she doesn't know. In both adaptations, Viola dresses as a boy to…

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    Relationship Contrasts in Twelfth Night In his play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare plays with identity when it comes to gender and to love. As the paths of his various characters cross, it becomes clear that he is writing relationships where romantic relationships are weak, but family and master/servant relationships are strong. A strong relationship is the master/servant relationship between Sebastian and Antonio. Antonio heals up Sebastian after the shipwreck, and he is very devoted to…

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    Viola Twelfth Night

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    Some humans, are in love with other people and others are just in love with the idea of love. In the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, depending on the characters and their attractions to another, love is simultaneously blind as well as clear. Viola is in love with Orsino even though Orsino is blind to her love because he thinks she is a young man. Duke Orsino has blind love for Olivia because he is in love with the idea of love. Antonio clearly has strong affectionate feelings toward…

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