History Theatre / TwelfthNight

6th Sep '17 1:35:57 PM fruitstripegum
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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Feste sings a lot about the passing of time and the complexity of romantic love. No prizes for guessing whether those are notable motifs in the play as a whole…



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Feste sings a lot about the passing of time and the complexity of romantic love. No prizes for guessing whether those are notable motifs in the play as a whole…



* UncannyFamilyResemblance of the HalfIdenticalTwins variety (Sebastian and Viola)



* UncannyFamilyResemblance of the HalfIdenticalTwins variety (Sebastian and Viola)
6th Sep '17 1:34:22 PM fruitstripegum
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* EitherOrTitle: Played with, as the alternate title is ''What You Will'' -- meaning it's left up to the director if s/he wants to call it something other than ''Twelfth Night.''



* EitherOrTitle: Played with, as the alternate title is ''What You Will'' -- meaning it's left up to the director if s/he wants to call it something other than ''Twelfth Night.''
24th Aug '17 5:42:06 AM AdelePotter
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Both Viola and Olivia. Viola's definitely into Orsino, but some of her interactions with Olivia could ''very'' easily be read as her having feelings for her, as well, and most modern productions ramp up the subtext. Olivia, meanwhile, canonically falls in love with Viola. Granted, she thinks Viola is a man, but it's her ''personality'' that she fell for; Viola turning out to be female doesn't actually change anything Olivia was attracted to.
11th Jul '17 7:56:12 PM snichols1973
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11th Jul '17 7:21:57 PM snichols1973
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* AlcoholHic: Toby Belch, when he shows up drunk at Olivia's house:
-->'''Feste''': Here comes one of thy kin has a most weak ''pia mater''.
-->'''Olivia''': By mine honor, half drunk. What is he at the gate, cousin?
-->'''Toby Belch''': A gentleman.
-->'''Olivia''': A gentleman! What gentleman?
-->'''Toby Belch''': 'Tis a gentleman here-- a plague o' these pickle herring!



* TheChessmaster: Toby Belch, who joins Maria, Fabian, and Andrew Aguecheek in a forged letter to get Malvolio to believe Olivia is infatuated with him, in addition to borrowing hefty sums of money from Andrew in the hopes that Andrew might woo Olivia, only to desert him when Andrew's plans fall to pieces and he marries Maria instead.



* DirtyCoward: Andrew Aguecheek, who resorts to attacking Sebastian, whom he mistakes for Cesario (a.k.a. Viola in disguise), only to get beaten and bruised by Sebastian.

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* DirtyCoward: Andrew Aguecheek, who resorts to attacking Sebastian, whom he mistakes for Cesario (a.k.a. Viola in disguise), Cesario[=/=]Viola, only to get beaten and bruised by Sebastian.


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* MilesGloriosus: Andrew Aguecheek, who attacks Sebastian after his attempted duel with Cesario[=/=]Viola is interrupted by Antonio, only for Sebastian to kick Andrew's butt to kingdom come.


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* OpportunisticBastard: Toby Belch, who joins Maria, Fabian, and Andrew Aguecheek in a forged letter to get Malvolio to believe Olivia is infatuated with him, in addition to mooching hefty sums of money from Andrew in the hopes that Andrew might woo Olivia, only to desert him when Andrew's plans fall to pieces after Sebastian beats him up, and he ends up marrying Maria instead.
11th Jul '17 1:07:12 PM snichols1973
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* TheChessmaster: Toby Belch, who joins Maria, Fabian, and Andrew Aguecheek in a forged letter to get Malvolio to believe Olivia is infatuated with him, in addition to borrowing hefty sums of money from Andrew in the hopes that Andrew might woo Olivia, only to desert him when Andrew's plans fall to pieces and he marries Maria instead.


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* DirtyCoward: Andrew Aguecheek, who resorts to attacking Sebastian, whom he mistakes for Cesario (a.k.a. Viola in disguise), only to get beaten and bruised by Sebastian.
27th Jun '17 2:06:12 AM Kyrillion
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** The 2017 Emma Rice Globe staging, meanwhile, is full of song but while the whole cast join in with choruses, Viola never has any kind of solo. It is instead Orsinio, Maria and most of all Feste (played here as bass-baritone drag act Le Gateau Chocolat in a sparkly kaftan) who lead the singing.
5th Jun '17 8:45:55 PM MrCaptainA
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Antonio.
14th Mar '17 5:50:55 PM Goldfritha
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* MakeupIsEvil: Viola, first seeing Olivia's unveiled face, says that she's beautiful if there was no makeup; Olivia assures her that there's none, and it will not wash off.
18th Jan '17 9:20:09 AM Andreus
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* SmarterThanYouLook: This sums up Feste's entire character; his clowning belies a keen intelligence. In particular, while no other character in the story seems remotely aware that Viola's a woman, Feste sees through her disguise almost instantly. Viola comments on it in an aside.
--> '''Viola:''' This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, and to do that well craves a kind of wit.
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