History Theatre / TwelfthNight

13th Jan '18 8:55:41 PM Thespian101
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* AdaptedOut: Fabian, a ''lot'', even in stage versions. His lines are usually given to Feste.

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* AdaptedOut: Fabian, a ''lot'', even in some stage versions. His When this happens, his lines are usually given to Feste.
9th Jan '18 4:59:24 AM snichols1973
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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant: Olivia puts a veil over her face and pretends to be one of her maidservants to greet Cesario.



* BigFun: Sir Toby Belch, who likes to spend quite a bit of his spare time eating and drinking, as contrasted to his {{foil}}, Malvolio, who tries to keep order in Olivia's household.



* DirtyCoward: Andrew Aguecheek, who resorts to attacking Sebastian, whom he mistakes for Cesario[=/=]Viola, 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[=/=]Viola, Cesario[=/=]Viola (with Cesario denying Antonio's acquaintance), only for Andrew to get beaten and bruised by Sebastian.



* {{Foil}}: Feste and Malvolio. See also MeaningfulName

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* {{Foil}}: Feste Malvolio, to Feste, Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek, Maria and Malvolio.Fabian. See also MeaningfulName



** "Antonio" may also refer back to Shakespeare's earlier work. ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' also has an AmbiguouslyGay Antonio who ends up disappointed.

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** "Antonio" may also refer back to Shakespeare's earlier work. ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' also has an AmbiguouslyGay Antonio who ends up disappointed.staking his reputation that Bassanio and Gratiano will never part with their wedding rings again.



* NoAntagonist: Malvolio, Olivia's well-meaning steward that tries to preserve order in her household, who comes across as a wet blanket killjoy when he strongly objects to the caterwauling of Toby, Andrew, and Feste, soon follows the letter's instructions (written by Maria, unbeknownst to Malvolio) in the hopes of wooing Olivia, and Olivia eventually has him released from the darkened room.
** Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who witnessed Cesario's denial of Antonio's friendship, brawls with Sebastian when he mistakes him for Cesario, is depicted as more of a hopeless suitor that tries to woo Olivia by attempting to display some fighting skills, while Sir Toby has been mooching from his salary.



* StepfordSmiler: Malvolio, when he follows the letter's instructions, giddily begins to smile unnaturally, which does not please the melancholy Olivia one bit, since she is more accustomed to Malvolio when he is melancholy.



* UglyGuyHotWife: Sit Toby Belch, who marries Maria at the play's end.



* WimpFight: Viola vs. Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Then subverted when Andrew's ready for a rematch -- only to meet Viola's actually competent HalfIdenticalTwin instead.

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* WimpFight: Viola vs. Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Then subverted when Andrew's ready for a rematch -- only to meet Viola's actually competent HalfIdenticalTwin brother Sebastian instead.
1st Dec '17 4:33:27 PM cordychase
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* FourthDateMarriage: Even for an Elizabethan comedy, in which this trope was expected, Twelfth Night stands out: Orsino proposes to Viola the instant he learns that she is a woman, and more ridiculously still, Sebastian marries Olivia, a woman he has literally just met, ''without even telling her his real name''.

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* FourthDateMarriage: Even for an Elizabethan comedy, in which this trope was expected, Twelfth Night stands out: Orsino proposes to Viola the instant he learns that she is a woman, and more ridiculously still, Sebastian marries Olivia, a woman he has literally just met, ''without even telling her his real name''. Most productions will try to mitigate this this by blocking Orsino and Viola's scenes to show obvious physical chemistry they're trying to ignore, but there's not much to be done with Sebastian and Olivia.
21st Nov '17 11:56:26 AM cordychase
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* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Olivia marries Sebastian, thinking that he's Viola.

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* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Olivia marries Sebastian, thinking that he's Viola.Viola doesn't only disguise herself as a man, she specifically dresses like her brother in memory of him. Needless to say, this makes mistaking them for each other even easier.
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.
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