Time has thus far supported this bold declaration: Although his work has been studied more than that of any other writer, the facts of his life remain maddeningly elusive. Some skeptics claim that the son of a Stratford glover could not possibly have written such an unparalleled body of work. And, in fact, the sort of uncritical reverence that Shakespeare often receives can lead to disappointment.
Nov 28, Anne rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Come Play With Us Danny As far as I knew, they were just siblings. And, apparently, it was also easy to pass as a man years ago! This is useful to know, in case I Twins: Otherwise, not quite as useful.
So what was this one about? As they typically do Viola washes up on the shore of Illyria, thinking that her dear brother is lost at sea, and decides she needs to find a man!
She makes a deal with a Sea Witch view spoiler [ disguised to look like the captain of the vessel that rescued her! She has 3 days to snag a kiss, or the spell will be broken!
If that happens, the Sea Witch will plant her soul with all the rest of the poor bastards who made shitty impulsive deals!
First off, the Duke is in love with someone else. Secondly, he wants her now known as Cesario to woo his lady-love for him. Can you believe that shit? Um, Orsino wants to know if you like him, or if you like him-like him?
Grab your nuts and ask her out, idiot! At least it was a harmless and tasteful prank. Back to the love triangle! And with the captain who saved him!
And because her love runs so deep, she immediately mistakes him for his sister-in-drag, and corners him to profess her undying love. She must be one hot piece of ass, because a few stolen moments with her, and Sebastian is head over heels in love.
Then she proposes to him. Olivia savvy lady that she is seems to have kept a priest on standby just for this sort of occasion, because 15 minutes later, those two are saying their vows. Well, he seems fine! Olivia, desperate to save her man, calls in the priest to attest that they are married.
Which just confuses the hell out of Viola. But not for long! Because good old Uncle Toby comes running in with a story about getting his ass kicked by Cesario, followed quickly by the Imitation Cesario aka Sebastian.
At which point, everyone realizes that there are TWO Cesarios in the house.
Shit just got real! Your father had a mole? Good question, random person! It turns out, once Orsino realizes that A Olivia is off the market, and B Cesario is a girl, he immediately transfers his undying love to her.
Happy Endings for everyone! They eventually let him out. Regardless, this was a fun story, and I quite enjoyed it.Read an Excerpt. Shakespeare's Life. Surviving documents that give us glimpses into the life of William Shakespeare show us a playwright, poet, and actor who grew up in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, spent his professional life in London, and returned to Stratford a wealthy landowner.
In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane.
A short summary of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Twelfth Night. One of the best-loved comedies ever written, Twelfth Night is perhaps Shakespeare's most lyrical as well as most experimental play.
This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by M. M. Mahood with an introduction by Michael Dobson. Shakespeare's plays are known for their universal themes and insight into the human condition.
Yet much about the playwright is a mystery. PERFORMANCE REVIEW s / Their most recent shakespearean production, Twelfth Night, was cleverly reimagined in the s so that the cast could take advantage of film’s early incarnation as a silent medium, highlighting how.