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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night - Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen, William Shakespeare

Note: This review was taken directly from my Goodreads account.


Basically, a girl gets shipwrecked far from home and thinks she has just seen her brother die, so she gallivants as a boy in the duke's court. There's a lot of partying, a lot of drinking, a lot of singing, a lot of crude and bawdy jokes/sexual innuendo, and fun times all around (if you're not Malvolio, which by the way is pretty sad). Even being in unrequited love is a fun time, as we see from Duke Orsino!

(Saw a production of this at Bard on the Beach this summer, which I thought was very entertaining and exactly as light-hearted as it should be. Also, Jonathon Young was the best Feste anyone could ever hope for.

Plus, reading this for my late Shakespeare course at uni.)

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