History Theatre / TwelfthNight

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.
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 15751608, ''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 15751608, ''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}}:
**
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]]
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