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Twelfth-night
Twelfth-night: Or, What You Will | William Shakespeare
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Cinfhen
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Thanks to #pop22 I picked up this audio from #Hoopla about Tiger Woods and was quite riveted!! It covers Tiger‘s early rise to golf stardom as well as his father‘s humble beginnings & drive to see his son succeed. Starting with Tiger‘s infamous accident on Thanksgiving 2009 & ending with his public apology in January of 2010 this book has right amount of scandal and fact. I‘d like to learn more as this book is somewhat outdated. #TigerInTitle

squirrelbrain Great choice! 🐯 7mo
BarbaraBB Such smart use of the prompt!! 7mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 I saw this too but skipped because it was outdated. Maybe I should‘ve gone with this…🤔 glad you liked it! 7mo
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KarenUK Good choice! 💕 7mo
Cortg And to think that‘s only half of his career to date! Nice job with the title! 7mo
Cinfhen Exactly @Cortg he‘s a fascinating person- I‘m really happy with my choice @KarenUK @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain 🐯 ⛳️ 7mo
kspenmoll Your flowers are gorgeous! 7mo
Cinfhen Aww, thanks @kspenmoll they‘re really cool they look like little topiaries- 7mo
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Played Sir Andrew Aguecheek my sophomore year in my college‘s production. One of the best and most educational experiences of my life.

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Decided to go ahead and read my free space book for #averymerrybingo! Gotta love some Shakespeare every now and then @Jadams1776

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#QuotsyJul21 @TK-421
Prompt: Great

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Blueberry
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Did you know this was a quote by Shakespeare?

#great #QuotsyJul21 @TK-421

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 1y
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TheLudicReader I know this is Twelfth Night, but all I hear is Channing Tatum in She‘s the Man, a movie I have watched with my kids many, many times and which always makes me laugh. 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 18: Green

Another day, another set of Shakespeare editions - this time in green. Also featured are my high school and college diplomas in the background - both of my schools had the same colors (green and gold).

Eggs Perfecto 💚📗👍🏼✅ 1y
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Borges888
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I've been working my way through a box set of Shakespeare's comedies and just love the clever word plays, sharp banter and all of the disguises, mixed identities and plot surprises. It maybe just me, but I can see the cast of the carry on films doing these plays-Sid James, Frankie Howerd, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques-which roles would you cast them in?

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Look at this beast! #shakespeareinayear

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jewright Love this play! 3y
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rachelm
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Drinking out of my biggest coffee cup today, which happens to be covered in Shakespearean insults 🥰

theladygreer Oh I love this! I have a similar one with famous last lines from literature, but I like yours better. 💕 3y
TamTracy This is amazing ♥️ 3y
JazzFeathers I wants it!!!! 3y
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TheSpineView Ooooo... an awesome mug!🤩 3y
Bakingbookworm Ohhhh, I love this mug! 3y
Mtroiano Want! 3y
Lindy 😍 3y
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ozma.of.oz
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This popped up in my memories today, so I thought I‘d share it with people who would appreciate it.

Rap/Hip-hop Othello with music by Elton John.

#shakespeareperformancegenerator #generator

Lesanne Haha, mine is Bollywood Julius Caesar narrated by Morgan Freeman! Sounds kind of interesting, actually. 😉 3y
ozma.of.oz @Lesanne I would definitely watch that! 3y
umbrellagirl Bollywood Coriolanus with Dinosaurs! 3y
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ozma.of.oz @umbrellagirl Oh! I like that a lot! 😁 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Nude Much Ado About Nothing, narrated by Morgan Freeman 🤣 3y
ozma.of.oz @NeedsMoreBooks Umm.. I‘m not exactly sure where we would get permission to perform that one! 😂😂 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @ozma.of.oz exactly! 😅 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @Lesanne I would love to see this! 3y
rabbitprincess @NeedsMoreBooks That would be much ado about no clothing 🤣🤣 (edited) 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @rabbitprincess oh yes! 🤪🤪 3y
Eyelit Bollywood Macbeth in the Park! 😅 3y
ozma.of.oz @Eyelit I need that rather desperately. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Drunk Henry V: The Musical ... could actually be quite entertaining 😂 3y
sheshedbooks 😂 Nude Merchant of Venice... in the park. 3y
ozma.of.oz @TheAromaofBooks Yes, yes. I need this. 3y
sheshedbooks @TheAromaofBooks True! Sounds like a good show! 3y
ozma.of.oz @greenreads That just seems like it would be cold! 😂 3y
CrowCAH All female - Hamlet: The Musical. 3y
ozma.of.oz @CrowCAH Why has the world not given me this!?! 3y
CrowCAH @ozma.of.oz lol I don‘t know, but that would be a very interesting take on the classic play! 3y
Creadnorthey All female King Lear narrated by Morgan Freeman... wow a sellout for sure! 3y
ozma.of.oz @Creadnorthey I would be there opening night! 3y
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The first selection in the #Shakespeare2020Project was “Twelfth Night“ or “What You Will“. TBH, I've never cared for the Bard's comedies, but I found myself smiling on this read-through! But even better was watching the play with Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio. Directed by Tim Carroll, this was literally LOL-funny! Truly a fun rom-com :-)

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I was planning on reading Shakespeare's tragedies this year and when I went googling for the chronological & publishing orders, I stumbled across the #Shakespeare2020Project. It's rather ambitious-- all of Shakespeare's works scheduled to be read over the course of this year! The blog is static but the 3000+ member FB group is healthy and strong! Ian Doescher is hosting this with The Folger Library

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DarcysMom
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Palimpsest I love this one! 3y
Blueberry Very nice review. 3y
DarcysMom @Blueberry Thank you! 😊 3y
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A recipe for Twelfth Night Cake from The Folger Shakespeare Library. Should I make it?
https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2016/12/30/recipe-twelfth-night-cake/

DrexEdit I vote yes! It sounds delicious. But wow! That's a huge quantity of cake dough/batter! ?? I can see why they recommend making "two or more" smaller cakes! 3y
Tianarose @DrexEdit could also halve the recipe 3y
DrexEdit @Tianarose very true and probably the better way to go. But I don't bake often enough to get into recipes using 8 cups of flour! Might be fun to try that. The preceding words just might be my famous last words too! 😄😄 3y
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DarcysMom @DrexEdit @Tianarose If I do make it, I will definitely halve the recipe. I don't have enough people in my house to eat so much cake. 3y
Tianarose @DarcysMom @DrexEdit I find myself in a similar situation with a recipe for my grandmas butterballs, which calls for 12 cups of bread crumbs, 20 eggs, 2L milk 3 lbs of butter and a smattering of other ingredients! We would be eating butterballs for the rest of our lives! (edited) 3y
DarcysMom @Tianarose Sounds like something to serve at a party. Or give as gifts. 3y
Tianarose @DarcysMom they are a German bread crum ball similar to matzo balls. Taste delish in a bowl of chicken noodle soup! Grandma always kept them frozen. (edited) 3y
DarcysMom @Tianarose That makes much more sense than what I saw when I looked them up. Sounds like soup for a zillion to use the recipe. 🙃 3y
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Christinak
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I see you what you are: you are too proud; But, if you were the devil, you are #fair. My lord and master loves you. O, such love Could be but recompens'd though you were crown'd The nonpareil of beauty! #QuotsyJan20
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MrsMalaprop One of my favourites 😍. Was lucky enough to see it performed at the pop-up globe recently 👏. 3y
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Christinak
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Twins. Mistaken identities. This play made me laugh out loud.
I read this along with the Arkangel Shakespeare audio performance. I am going to have to go back a read it slower as I especially love Feste's lines. So clever and witty often having double meaning.

I now get why this is referred to as a mature comedy, there is quite a bit of bawdiness especially in his innuendos and punnery.
Great start to my year of Shakespeare.
#Shakespeare2020

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AmandaL
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My first read of the year in progress for #Shakespeare2020

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Christinak
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Starting this now - the idea of reading all of Shakespeare‘s work in one year seems ambitious but the schedule is totally doable. So. Here we go!
#Shakespeare2020
For info and resources- here is the link. https://iandoescher.com/shakespeare/introducing-shakespeare-2020/

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh that‘s cool!! My local theatre will be doing a production of this sometime this month!! I‘ve never read this, looking forward to your review! 3y
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DarcysMom
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And... #Shakespeare2020 begins!

Christinak I like this cover. 3y
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Ian Doescher (of Shakespeare's Star Wars fame) helped develop a plan to read all of Shakespeare in 2020. It's mostly chronological but some of the plays align with the calendar (Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Julius Caear in mid-March, etc).
Info: https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2019/12/06/shakespeare-2020-project-read...
Schedule: https://iandoescher.com/shakespeare/schedule/

Mandigolightly I love this! 3y
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alisonrose
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This is definitely a silly and fun little romp, and I think the use of a Fool in this play is better than other appearances. There‘s also some good ol‘ Shakespearean innuendo to enjoy. I admit the concluding scenes are a bit hard to follow; I had to reread the summary a few times to keep all of the misdirection straight. Definitely one I‘d want to see a performance of, in order to really get the full measure of it. 4/5 ⭐️

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Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.

[Ain‘t that the truth!]

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I do I know not what, and fear to find
Mine eye too great a flatterer for my mind.
Fate, show thy force. Ourselves we do not owe.
What is decreed must be, and be this so.

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My Shakespeare pick for this month! This is one I haven‘t read before, but I know it‘s a fun one 🎭 #nowreading

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Another classic from the game 😂😂😂#gamenight

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Saw a wonderful performance of Twelfth Night this evening at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder with @sarahbarnes
I was worried when I learned the show was 160 mins long but I thoroughly enjoyed it. And it confirmed my suspicion that the comedies are better on stage than on the page.
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Cathythoughts Sounds really brilliant! Great pic 3y
Ruthiella Totally agree that Shakespeare‘s plays are best when performed! I understand so much more in context that way! 3y
jewright I made costumes for this show in college, so I watched it many times. It‘s one of my favorites. 3y
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sarahbarnes It was so wonderful! A great performance! 😃 3y
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy! It was a beautiful night and a great show! 3y
merelybookish @Ruthiella Yes, especially the comedies I feel. There's so much verbal sparring and innuendo that it helps to hear it and see it! 3y
merelybookish @jewright It is a good story, although I do always feel bad for Malvolio! 3y
merelybookish @sarahbarnes Indeed! 🎭👏♥️ 3y
readinginthedark 💗 I love Twelfth Night in performance! 3y
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I fell in love with Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theatre in the 88-93 performances. Lines began to form on the great lawn in the early morning. Our group brought a days picnic. While half the group stayed on line we alternated with visits to Belvedere Castle and the Metro Museum of Art. #castleonahill #wanderingjune

mabell That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! 😍 4y
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EmilieGR
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Not my favorite

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Thank you Christine!!! I‘m hoping this will help with The English Wife!! Found it in my front porch this morning!! I‘ve had a terrible migraine since yesterday afternoon, 🙏🏻 it gets better so I can catch up! 😵

Discussion Sunday At 1pm CST !!! Everyone welcome!!

#BotmBuddyRead

Mimi28 Hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 thank you ❤️ 4y
mabell I hope you feel better! 4y
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tracey38 I'm so sorry to hear about your migraine. They're the worst. I hope you are feeling better! 💜 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mabell thank you!! ❤️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you!! ❤️ 4y
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“Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman.”

A bouquet of humor charged with twins and then loaded with innuendos, practical jokes, sharp wits, clever fools, frivolous love and plot conveniences. Fun silly stuff.

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Kimberlone Malvolio and his yellow tights! 4y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 4y
Gezemice The yellow tights are definitely scene-stealers. 4y
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Graywacke @Kimberlone @GingerAntics @Gezemice just trying to capture the play‘s essential elements. 😊🙂 (edited) 4y
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I think you got it. 😀 4y
TheBookHippie 😂🤣😳 4y
batsy So true, you've captured its essence! 4y
Graywacke @Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie @batsy This might be my favorite of my posts to Litsy. It just makes me smile when I see it.🙂 4y
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This is one of Shakespeare‘s most light-hearted comedies, full of mistaken identities, misdirected love, cross-dressing, drunken revelry and witty word-play. Oh, and poor Malvolio. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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JSW I love this one!! There‘s a musical version as well, using the music of Duke Ellington, called Play On! It‘s fantastic. 4y
Lcsmcat Interesting that you find it the most light-hearted. With Malvolio not getting a happy ending I found it darker than some. 4y
Gezemice @Lcsmcat I guess you are right. I was pretty sorry for Malvolio. But I found it very witty overall. 4y
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Gezemice @JSW I did not know that! Sounds fantastic, thanks for the heads-up! 4y
Lcsmcat @Gezemice It is very witty! 4y
Verity The production in your photo - with Mark Rylance as Olivia is still the best play I‘ve ever seen I think. I love Twelfth Night and it was an amazing production. Just perfect. 4y
Gezemice @Verity I have not had the fortune of seeing a production, but it clearly jumped out at me as tge way I would imagine it. Thanks for the info! 4y
Verity @Gezemice there is a dvd of the revival of it... 😉 in all seriousness it works so well because the twins look so alike you really can see how Olivia could have confused them. And Rylance‘s Olivia is a work of art. Moves like she‘s on wheels. (edited) 4y
Gezemice @Verity What is this production called? 4y
Verity @Gezemice it‘s this one: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5622262/ The Globe theatre production from 2012. 4y
Gezemice @Verity Thank you! 4y
Verity @Gezemice you‘re welcome. Here‘s a clip, but it‘s all Olivia (and her wheels!) and no twins. https://youtu.be/RDPT2e26SgY 4y
Gezemice @Verity I was searching around but it appears there is no way to rent this. I can only buy the DVD... 🙁 4y
Gezemice @Verity Stephen Fry as Malvolio! Brilliant! 😂👍 4y
Gezemice @Verity I have found it in the library and put it on hold! 4y
Verity @Gezemice can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 4y
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Act 5: These are the two most visually contrasting casts I could find pictures of online; I thought it was fun to compare! Even though I wasn't happy with how some things panned out, this Act felt more like Shakespeare than the last for some reason. Maybe it's that classic Shakespearean wrap-up at the end of every comedy? Feste is tickling the dragon with Malvolio's wounded pride. I'm still not sure how I feel about Orsino.
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GingerAntics This act seemed to somehow be shorter than the last. 4y
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batsy Indeed, a very Shakespearean ending, especially in the comedies, where everything wraps up fast and is as it should be (or as you like it? 😆) I never warmed to Orsino as a character, but anyone else get the impression that he prefers Cesario to Viola? Lots of interesting subtext there. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love the picture! And I agree @batsy this definitely is Shakespeare‘s way with the comedies. I never warmed to Orsino either, & he sure switched his tune once Olivia was married, talk about dropping any interest in her like a hot potato & immediately switched it to Viola, whom he still hasn‘t seen as a lady yet! I felt bad for Antonio, I think if Olivia got the male version of Viola, he should have ended up with the female version of Sebastian. 4y
Rachbb3 It was a quick tidy ending! Over all I enjoyed the play. 4y
Gezemice @batsy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, Orsino was never really fleshed out, we see much more of Viola, Olivia and the merry band of Sir Toby and Feste. And he switched alliances quickly... but hey, it is a Shakespearean comedy. I was sorry for poor Malvolio, what has he done? Being too earnest? I felt like Sir Andrew deserved more ridicule than Malvolio. In any case, insta-love kinda has to rule if you got only two hours... (edited) 4y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @batsy yeah, I think Orsino does have more attraction to Cesario... and has a relief when he finds out he can have him(her)... Since the female roles were played by males, you gotta wonder if this was a nod to a latent subculture at the theater. Which was obviously a huge taboo. 4y
Gezemice @readinginthedark Great picture! Very different casts, indeed. I was looking for an adaptation but I have found ones that were set in modern times or that they were way too outdated... not how I pictured it at all. So did not end up finding one to watch... 4y
rjsthumbelina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was surprised how quickly Orsino switched tunes to Viola,too,once Olivia was married.Although,he didn't really love Olivia-only ever talked about how pretty she was,so I guess that tracks. I do think that he was attracted to Cesario. @batsy @Gezemice I have to say, I didn't feel bad for Malvolio at the end. I felt like he was more trying to be better than others, so it felt just to me. I did feel bad for Sebastian 4y
Graywacke I felt less bad about Malvolio once all is revealed and Olivia seems to be willing to forgive him - but, I mean, I wouldn‘t have wanted to be him. The RSC edition end essays (which I only read part of) note that in the early productions, Malvolio was the main interest. 4y
Graywacke Maria and Toby? Really? 4y
CoffeeNBooks Once you suspend your disbelief, it is a fun and comical ending with everything working out well, including Orsino saying that he admired Antonio even though Antonio did so much damage to Orsino's ships. I agree @Riveted_Reader_Melissa that Antonio should have ended up with Viola. But, perhaps since she was actually from a noble family, it wasn't possible for her to marry Antonio. 4y
CoffeeNBooks @Graywacke I thought the same thing about Maria & Toby! 4y
Graywacke @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeNBooks - the only issue I have with Anthonio and Viola is it undermines a gay Antonio, which I thought Shakespeare elegantly snuck in there. What does the actor for Antonio do at the end of the play? Could be interesting on stage (but easily neglected in film) (edited) 4y
Graywacke “Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman” - does Shakespeare undercut his future critics? 4y
batsy Good point about the subculture of theater @Gezemice his comedies always feel carnival-esque for playing with themes that are taboo, yet it returns the characters back to their usual social position in the end for the "happy ending". @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know, Antonio deserves better! In my happy ending, Antonio and Sebastian are together, Viola with Olivia, and Orsino should be alone, with a mirror, which is what he loves best I think ? 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @batsy I still think Orsino should have fallen for Sir Andrew 🤪😂 4y
Lcsmcat @batsy I don‘t think Viola would be happy with Olivia. She was always all about Orsino. There felt like there was a lot of subtext around sexuality in this one. I felt like Orsino might have been fighting an attraction to Cesario & was this happy she turned out to be female. 4y
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I still felt bad for Malvolio. He‘s abused by everyone and doesn‘t get a happy ending. He can‘t even laugh at himself at the end like some Shakespeare characters. 4y
Gezemice @Lcsmcat @batsy I agree, Viola is in insta-love with Orsino. She never shows any attraction to Olivia, does her best to alienate her (without success). Orsino is attracted to Cesario, maybe because he is gay, maybe because he detects that Cesario is a female, or maybe just because Cesario kind of confesses love to him. It does seem that Orsino‘s main role is to advance the plot, which is often the case with the Dukes. 4y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sir Andrew definitely gets shafted. He should have gotten some simple-minded girl. 4y
Gezemice @Graywacke @CoffeeNBooks It is very clear why Sir Toby is attracted to Maria, but the other way around, I don‘t see it. Sir Toby is a mean drunk and Maria is way smarter. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yep, she‘s have even been better with Andrew, except he was looking for a bride with money🙄 4y
Lcsmcat @Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeNBooks I don‘t think there were enough female roles for a complete pairing off. Sir Andrew was so stupid that, while Maria could certainly rule him, I think she‘d get bored very quickly. 4y
readinginthedark @batsy @GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice @rjsthumbelina @CoffeeNBooks @Graywacke @Lcsmcat @Rachbb3 I agree that Orsino switching to Viola feels natural. I'm not sure if I like him as a character, but I do think he admired and was attracted to Cesario throughout the play, based on their conversations together about love. In my ideal pairings, however, Viola would be an independent, single woman, and Sebastian would be with Antonio. 4y
readinginthedark @batsy @GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice @rjsthumbelina @CoffeeNBooks @Graywacke @Lcsmcat @Rachbb3 I still have mixed feelings about both Malvolio and Sir Andrew. I think it goes beyond a prank to lock him up and bait him with a "priest," but I hated him before that and felt like he had ill intentions, so I can't feel completely bad for him. Sir Andrew is a bit of an idiot, but he didn't deserve to be taken advantage of either. ?‍♀️ 4y
readinginthedark @Gezemice I'm sorry you couldn't find an adaptation you wanted to watch! I've never seen any of the film adaptations (yet), but I've seen a few in person that were very well done. And our community college happens to be doing a performance of this in March, so I'm hoping to make it to that! 4y
readinginthedark @batsy @GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice @rjsthumbelina @CoffeeNBooks @Graywacke @Lcsmcat @Rachbb3 The pairing of Sir Toby and Maria feels appropriate for the time period to me. She's smart, pretty, and has a sense of humor. He's older, single, and rich. It makes a lot more sense than if Malvolio had been successful in his attempt to climb the social ladder! 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark I‘ll agree with that. I think Malvolio was abused a bit in this play, but in a way he signed up for it. I‘m kind of glad his attempt to slither up the ladder didn‘t really work out. 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark oh I could really see Sebastian and Antonio. That makes a lot of sense to me. I totally agree with that assessment. 4y
Gezemice @readinginthedark I have actually found one in the library and put it on hold! 4y
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I'm in love with this image I found online! Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's comedies, and it includes a lot of characters pretending to be someone they're not, and then people being extremely confused bc of it. There were lots of humorous parts, and a few serious parts, and more than a few parts that made me scratch my head! It's funny how enjoyable Shakespeare still is, once you get past the language
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Twelfth Night | William Shakespeare
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Thank you so much for posting about this @Lcsmcat , it‘s one of those things I never knew existed and didn‘t realize I was missing from my life until now. I can‘t wait to watch more of them, so funny and witty watching them deal with the convoluted Shakespearean twists.

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GingerAntics 💙💙💙 4y
Lcsmcat I‘m glad you liked them! So far Macbeth is my favorite, but I‘m rationing them so I don‘t binge them all at once. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Lcsmcat I love RBG, so I‘m pretty sure that one will be next...👍 4y
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batsy
Twelfth Night | William Shakespeare
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A wacky, edgy trip through the absurd, labyrinthine landscape of human desire. We're all mad here, so "what you will", indeed. Cross dressing, pranks, & banter aside, Shakespeare always has a gimlet eye for the darkness underneath. "The madly used" Malvolio is a tragic figure, the outcast who will not be let in on the joke. Even in Shakespeare's comedies, or maybe especially in the comedies, you're reminded not to laugh too hard or for too long.

Tanisha_A What a review, rockstar! 🥳😎 I have read only abridged forms of Shakespeare's works. Your reviews make me want to pick them up but a lot of other books start screaming for attention midway. 😶 4y
batsy @Tanisha_A Thank you, lovely ❤️ I know what you mean, there are always the other books calling 😆 Just fyi, for the #ChildrensClassicRead2019 in February we're reading this, if you wanna join 4y
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readinginthedark Nice review! This play really is a madhouse. 4y
youneverarrived Brilliant review 👌 4y
Tanisha_A @batsy Done! I'd get myself added. Thanks love! 4y
Bertha_Mason This book helped me realize I was queer. Memories :') 4y
RaimeyGallant I've had a craving for Shakespeare lately. Never thought I'd say that. 4y
readordierachel Fantastic review, and love that edition! 4y
batsy @Bertha_Mason Art that helps us understand ourselves better 🙌🏽❤️ 4y
RaimeyGallant @readinginthedark Editing my own book right now, so not enough brain power for Shakespeare, but thanks for the invite! I might catch up in a few months. :) 4y
readinginthedark @RaimeyGallant 👍Any time! It will take us a while to read them all. 4y
rohit-sawant Fantastic review! I seriously need to read more Shakespeare! 4y
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you! If ever the mood strikes join the #ShakespeareReadAlong :) 4y
Centique I‘ve got this one coming up! 4y
batsy @Centique Hope you enjoy! :) 4y
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merelybookish
Twelfth Night | William Shakespeare
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Welp #shakespearereadalong friends, I've come to a conclusion. I don't like reading Shakespeare's comedies. I suspected as much but Twelfth Night confirmed it. All the hijinks, jokes and plot devices annoy me. On the stage, I imagine they work and I would love to see a performance.
Also, turns out this movie is an adaptation. Anyone seen it? I'm intrigued, although based on the trailer, I suspect it's not great.
@readinginthedark @GingerAntics

MommyOfTwo I can‘t stand Amanda Bines so I‘ve never seen it 4y
tournevis Yes I've seen it. It's cute, nothing more. I suggest this version instead; it's closer to the original play and the actors are obviously having fun.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117991/
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Kimberlone I love this movie! 4y
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Kalalalatja I really liked this as a teen 👍 4y
GingerAntics I‘ve never heard of this. Hm. 4y
LibrarianRyan It is very much a teen movie. I liked it, but I like hose types of movies. It‘s not going to set the world on fire. 4y
TheLudicReader Twelfth Night is one of my least favourite plays by the Bard; however, She‘s the Man is awesome-sauce. Makes me lol every time I watch it. And my kids and I have watched it A LOT. 4y
merelybookish @MommyOfTwo I understand. I have a few of those actors 4y
merelybookish @tournevis Thanks for the recommendation! I do like Helena Bonham Carter. 4y
merelybookish @Kimberlone @Kalalalatja Good to hear! I was hoping it might be like 10 Things I Hate About You. 4y
merelybookish @GingerAntics I hadn't heard of it either. Although I'm not really the target demographic, even back in 2006. 🙂 4y
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan I like teen movies. I tend to be pretty forgiving. 4y
merelybookish @TheLudicReader Well that's quite an endorsement! I have to watch it now! 4y
readinginthedark I've only seen part of it, a long time ago, when I was in a stage of being judgy about teen movies. So...I feel like I should watch it again. I know a lot of people who love it! 4y
GingerAntics Oh I wasn‘t target demographic by 2006. That makes sense. 4y
TheBookHippie @MommyOfTwo 🤣🤣🤣🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics 2006 happy to be in menopause 😂😂😂but wait I'm sorry it's not menopause you're pregnant let's see here okay I need to register you as geriatric mother ...so yah I missed this movie 😂😂🙌🏻🙌🏻🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ @merelybookish I would say the comedies are some good some bad! I love all the discussion though!! 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie 🤣😂🤣 love they way you tell that story 4y
merelybookish @TheBookHippie I was pregnant in 2006 but wasn't geriatric till my next pregnancy in 2011. What a term! Really gives one a boost of confidence. 🙄 Yes I enjoy the discussion too and I know there's usually more going on than stupid mixups.and mistaken identities. But sometimes Im too annoyed to see past them. 4y
Bradleygirl She's the Man has SO MUCH to recommend it, not least in that it's more grounded (with fewer fools/duels) and an amazing cast. My favorite version 🤓 4y
batsy I have the same problem as @MommyOfTwo which is why I haven't seen this one, too 😆 Also, I love the varied reactions to this play...I loved it 😁 4y
merelybookish @Bradleygirl 👍to fewer fools & duels. 😀 4y
merelybookish @batsy I guess I'm too old to have developed an opinion about AM. 👵 And yes, lots of reactions! The #shakespearereadlong is keeping it 🌶️🌶️ 4y
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GingerAntics
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Wow, this was just hilarious. I never thought I‘d laugh at anything aired on C-SPAN. 🤣😂🤣 Plus, if a lawyer can drop in THAT many pop culture references AND give a rebuttal in inambic pentameter, she deserves the win. Just saying.
#twelfthnight #shakespeare #cspan #shakespearereadalong #greatestideaever

Lcsmcat I thought she stole the show on this one. 4y
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat I completely agree. I laughed so many times during her portion. The other guy kind of fell flat after her performance. 💙💙💙 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark what‘s the next play we‘re doing? I get paid on Wednesday and I need to get a copy of the next play. I can‘t remember if we said Henry or another play and then Henry. (edited) 4y
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readinginthedark Sorry, um...let me double check my notes! I'll email you guys tonight! 4y
TheBookHippie I was wondering too!! @readinginthedark 4y
TheBookHippie Hilarious !!!! The best!! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Hey, save your money...they are all free in the public domain. You can download them on Project Gutenberg (ebook) or if you prefer audio librivox...or in little installments Serial Reader has most of them. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know. I have a public domain version of the next play, but I like the footnotes and additional essays in the RSC editions. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Oh gotcha...those are very nice. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics What is the next play? 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Henry IV part 1. We‘re trying to decide if we should do them one after the other since there are just a few hours at the most between the end of part one and the beginning of part two. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa they‘re my favourite editions of Shakespeare 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa the one I had to do on Librivox was weird. I swear one guy called in to do hi performance on his cell phone. I usually get the BBC Radio 4 audio plays from my library. They just didn‘t have that one. I can‘t remember now if it was winter‘s tale or the one before that. 4y
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merelybookish
Twelfth-night: Or, What You Will | William Shakespeare
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So it's time to bid adieu to #24in48. I managed 9 hours and a handful of minutes. Not a lot, but I
🔖finished two books
🔖made progress in Woolf's diary
🔖made progress with Twelfth Night (still behind)
🔖started a new audio book.
🍿watched Spirited Away with the kids. (That movie is amazing/crazy)
Good night readers!

erzascarletbookgasm Great job! 👍 4y
GypsyKat Well done! 👏👏👏 4y
zsuzsanna_reads I love Virginia Woolf's diary! 4y
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Librarybelle Great job! 4y
merelybookish @zsuzsanna_reads Yes! I'm enjoying it thus far. Im still on Volume 1 but hope to read them all this year. 4y
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Act IV: aka The Shortest Shakespeare Act Ever, I think! (a non-traditional Feste pictured above)
This one was meant to be a transitional Act, as it doesn't have much to stand on its own. Sebastian (kind of a jerk), Olivia (desperate at this point), Malvolio (I feel bad for him now--no one deserves to be locked up in the dark for a prank), and Feste (who's always mixed up in everything) stood out to me. How about you?
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GingerAntics I rather liked Sebastian, although possibly because of his connection to Viola. Totally agree on Malvolio. (edited) 4y
CoffeeNBooks I definitely felt bad for Malvolio, it was definitely uncool of Toby to do that to him. And I also felt bad for Sebastian, caught up in the confusion over who he really is. 4y
Lcsmcat I do feel bad for Malvolio. Stephen Fry points out in an interview I saw that he‘s one of the only characters in a Shakespeare comedy who doesn‘t get a happy ending. In fact, his last line is swearing to get revenge upon them all. 4y
readinginthedark @GingerAntics @CoffeeNBooks Eh, Sebastian retaliates toward Andrew and Toby a bit more than the situation required, I thought. Then he chews Feste out for thinking he's someone else. And then he just agrees to marry Olivia when she falls all over him and rushes into things. And none of this tips him off that something's going on beyond being "in a dream?" I wanted to like him for Viola's sake but just couldn't. ?‍♀️ 4y
readinginthedark @Lcsmcat Ooh, sequel material! 😏 4y
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat @readinginthedark oh that would be a great sequel. 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark @CoffeeNBooks I think Sebastian was acting out because he couldn‘t figure out where Antonio was and had no clue what was going on. He felt totally disoriented, so he was acting weird. At least that‘s how I read it. I‘m going to watch the annulment case tomorrow morning when I would normally be finishing the play, so it‘ll be interesting to see what decision they all come to. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics You‘re right, that‘s a great time to listen to that case. I need to plan some time for that too! 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I feel like the case is required for a proper reading of this play now. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Yes... I‘m sure there is a good case to be made about Sebastian marrying under false pretenses...basically as far as Olivia is concerned he was impersonating Viola. But then again, maybe if you fall in love at first sight you don‘t care anything for their insides as long as the outsides look the same. 😱🙄 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa at the same time, who she thought she was marrying was actually a woman, so she‘s probably not going to want to make too much of that. 4y
batsy @Lcsmcat I agree. I've finished the play and I think the Malvolio aspect is the dark undercurrent of the play. Also, the fact that he gets put in his place & humiliated is an interesting one because he's trying to cross the lines of class. And is punished for it. 4y
Lcsmcat @batsy Good point! Usually when Shakespeare‘s characters successfully cross class lines it turns out they were royal all along, like in A Winter‘s Tale, or Cymbeline. 4y
Graywacke Blech, I‘m sick, was too sick to post yesterday, but did manage to read the 8 pages in my copy. @readinginthedark @CoffeeNBooks @GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sebastian would have the best answer to, “so how was your day today?” 4y
Graywacke @CoffeeNBooks @Lcsmcat @readinginthedark @GingerAntics @batsy on Malvolio, great point on classes, it‘s the work of a writer from a society of rigid classes??. Also, I have the sense Shakespeare is doing humor every which way in this play, including some cruel humor. I‘m guessing audiences loved it. 4y
GingerAntics @Graywacke oh Elizabethan England was definitely a society of rigid classes. He just wants to be accepted, but that just isn‘t really an option for the time, sadly. 4y
merelybookish Finally finished and I think Ive concluded that I don't really like Shakespeare comedies. 😬 Every time we read one, I struggle to get through it. I expect seeing them on stage would work better for me. Reading it, it just feels contrived and annoys me. So this was a big meh for me. 4y
merelybookish Apparently She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes is an adaptation of this play. Anyone seen it? 4y
CoffeeNBooks @merelybookish Contrived is a very good word to describe this! I was having a hard time coming up with a way to explain how I felt about this play the first time I read it, and how I feel reading it a second time. I agree, much of it feels contrived. 4y
readinginthedark @GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I still need to watch it! I'm interested to see what it adds to Sebastian's part of this play. 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark I don‘t know about @Riveted_Reader_Melissa but I think I learned more about Olivia than Sebastian. lol 4y
readinginthedark @batsy @Lcsmcat @Graywacke @GingerAntics Fascinating point about the social classes! I think this works for a few of Shakespeare's heroes but no one else. Malvolio really goes about it the wrong way, although I will say I don't think he just wants to be accepted. He wants to be in a station above others, where he can have fine things and order people around. I only really feel bad for him because of the dark room part, not the pranking in general. 4y
readinginthedark @GingerAntics That makes sense. I meant more that it pertains to the sections of the play with him, but her suit would naturally reveal a lot about her. 😆 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark I‘ll agree with you on that point. The dark room part was pretty bad. I actually felt bad for him at that point. You‘re probably right about the wanting to be over people. I wasn‘t quite sure how to put it. “Accepted” is woefully inadequate. 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark you do learn some great things about him. Amazingly, she‘s the one wanting the annulment and he‘s trying to hold on to the marriage. It‘s pretty good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 4y
readinginthedark @Graywacke That is interesting! Shakespeare doesn't use cruel humor very often, since his comedies are so often focused more on love. Maybe he saw an opportunity here, in all these mixed lies? 4y
readinginthedark @merelybookish @CoffeeNBooks You can get a pretty good feel for the comedies in performance from the movies, but usually the more faithful ones rather than the adaptations. I haven't seen She's the Man for a long time; guess I need to watch it again and see what I think. I will say that I think a true appreciation of the comedies requires some...suspension of disbelief? Or maybe just suspension of modern values? 😅 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @merelybookish Contrived! Yep, that‘s it...perfectly sums them up...and I‘m definitely noticing some common tropes he reuses often in them too. 4y
batsy @Graywacke That's a great point. Something I've learned from Will is there is always a fine line between haha and cruel humour (depending on who's the butt of the joke and how and why). 4y
rjsthumbelina @readinginthedark @GingerAntics @CoffeeNBooks I wanted to like Sebastian, but he seemed a little dull to me. How could he not have realized, at least a little bit, what was going on? And then you agree to marry a total stranger? Nope, couldn't do it. Clearly Viola is smarter 😉 4y
rjsthumbelina @Graywacke @batsy @GingerAntics that's a very interesting point about Malvolio trying to marry above his station! I think it's definitely true that he had a goal of becoming better than the others - and I agree that he was locked in a dark house bc of it. I'm sure that Shakespeare's audience would have loved to see him end up that way after a power grab 4y
GingerAntics @rjsthumbelina oh, Viola is definitely the smarter twin. 4y
CoffeeNBooks @rjsthumbelina Yeah, I wondered why Sebastian couldn't put all the clues together to figure out that something was up, lol! 4y
readinginthedark @rjsthumbelina @GingerAntics @CoffeeNBooks At this point, I feel like he realized something was up but didn't feel like it was worth corrupting 'cause he was getting so much out of it. But my viewpoint may have been tainted by the CSPAN trial. 😆 4y
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