History Theatre / TwelfthNight

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.
18th Jan '17 9:06:38 AM Andreus
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: A large part of why Viola continues to deliver Orsino's overtures to a woman who doesn't return his love, despite desiring him herself.
29th Dec '16 7:52:21 PM eowynjedi
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* DoggedNiceGuy: Orsino believes that Olivia owes him a return of his feelings because he's so persistent and passionate. Viola dutifully makes Orsino's case, but eventually she gets fed up and tells her master that no, you can't force someone to love you just because you love them.
* DoubleEntendre: When Malvolio repeats the line "some have greatness ''thrust'' upon them!" to Olivia after he turns up in the yellow cross-gartered stockings.



* InLoveWithLove: The Duke Orsino.

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* InLoveWithLove: The Duke Orsino.Orsino doesn't pay much attention to the messages he's actually getting from Olivia and seems to enjoy the misery of his hopeless suit.



* MeaningfulName: Malvolio is derived from the term "ill-wisher" and Feste has the same root as "festival". [[TheComicallySerious Guess which roles]] they [[TheFool play in the story]].

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* MeaningfulName: Malvolio MeaningfulName:
**Malvolio
is derived from the term "ill-wisher" and Feste has the same root as "festival". [[TheComicallySerious Guess which roles]] they [[TheFool play in the story]].


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** Sir Toby ''Belch.''
29th Dec '16 2:58:09 PM eowynjedi
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Viola loves Orsino, who loves Olivia, who loves Cesario, who ''is'' Viola. Eventually they get it all sorted out happily, though.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Viola AllLoveIsUnrequited:
**Viola
loves Orsino, who loves Olivia, who loves Cesario, who ''is'' Viola. Eventually they get it all sorted out happily, though.



* YouFailGeographyForever: '''Averted''', due to contemporary history: while Bohemia had no coastline of its own, the "Bohemian Empire" once extended to the ocean, under the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor Rudolf II]], from 1575–1608, ''the period of Shakespeare''.

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* YouFailGeographyForever: YouFailGeographyForever:
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'''Averted''', due to contemporary history: while Bohemia had no coastline of its own, the "Bohemian Empire" once extended to the ocean, under the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor Rudolf II]], from 1575–1608, ''the period of Shakespeare''.



* TheDitz: Sir Andrew. Fortunately for him, he's too stupid to realize how little everyone thinks of him.

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* TheDitz: Sir Andrew. Fortunately for him, he's too stupid to realize how little everyone thinks of him.him until Sir Toby makes it explicit at the very end.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Sir Toby and Fabian's plan to set Sir Andrew and Cesario up for a duel (and negotiate a settlement very amusing and profitable to themselves) falls to pieces when they accidentally find ''Sebastian'', who is perfectly happy to hit back.



* OhMyGods: The characters in the play frequently appeal to or praise Jove.



* OperationJealousy: It's possible to play Mariah, during the scene when she meets Sir Andrew for the first time, as deliberately leading Sir Andrew on to try and make Toby Belch jealous.

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* OperationJealousy: It's possible to play Mariah, Maria, during the scene when she meets Sir Andrew for the first time, as deliberately leading Sir Andrew on to try and make Toby Belch jealous.



* PaperThinDisguise: Viola as Cesario

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* PaperThinDisguise: Viola as CesarioCesario, depending on who's cast to play her. But even with a male actor, she's made up in the same way as other female characters.



* {{Pride}}: Viola's first appraisal of Olivia's character is, "I see you what you are, you are too proud." Viola might be speaking out of personal frustration, to see Olivia laughing at the man Viola loves, but the line does open up a suggestion that Olivia's arc from then on becomes a BreakTheHaughty plotline.

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* {{Pride}}: {{Pride}}:
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Viola's first appraisal of Olivia's character is, "I see you what you are, you are too proud." Viola might be speaking out of personal frustration, to see Olivia laughing at the man Viola loves, but the line does open up a suggestion that Olivia's arc from then on becomes a BreakTheHaughty plotline.



* SweetOnPollyOliver: Orsino to Viola

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* SweetOnPollyOliver: Orsino seems to Violabegin viewing Cesario more than platonically during Feste's mournful song.



* ToiletHumor: Sir Toby is seized by an attack early on, and everyone flocks around him in concern--and then flee, because it was an attack of gas. (The Bard, everyone.)



* TwelfthNightAdventure

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* TwelfthNightAdventureTwelfthNightAdventure: The TropeNamer.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Olivia's cry of "wonderful!" when "Cesario" and Sebastian ''finally'' appear onstage together.[[note]]Archaically the word literally means to inspire wonder, but it wouldn't be Shakespeare without a double meaning...[[/note]]
14th Dec '16 3:14:41 AM yisfidri
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* TriangRelations: A type 2. Viola loves Orsino, who loves Olivia, who loves Cesario, who ''is'' Viola in disguise. Sebastian's main role in the plot is resolving the triangle.
14th Dec '16 3:09:45 AM yisfidri
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* KillTheOnesYouLove: Orsino threatens to do this to "Cesario" in the final scene, when he believes "him" to have betrayed him with Olivia.
--> '''Orsino:''' "Why should I not, had I the heart to do it, Like to the Egyptian thief at point of death, Kill what I love?"
29th Nov '16 11:06:17 AM fetevivat
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* ShoutOut: Tybalt is named after Tybalt the cat from ''Literature/ReynardTheFox''.
5th May '16 11:09:37 AM AdelePotter
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* NiceGirl: Viola is a very kind, very loyal, very likable individual; notably, she never uses her disguise to trick or deceive others beyond telling them she's male--she's simply interested in getting on with her life. She's also very sweet to both Olivia and Orsino, and genuinely wants the best for everyone. At least one literary critic has claimed that her straightforwardly good and kind personality is probably why Viola's one of the most well-liked of Shakespeare's leading ladies.
22nd Apr '16 11:50:49 PM drac0blade
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* TrueLoveAutoCorrect: Olivia seems to be in love with "Cesario", actually Viola in disguise, who does not feel the same way, but happily trades-in for Sebastian, Viola's twin brother.
10th Jan '16 9:25:51 PM tropesinreadiness
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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…
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