The play is regarded as preserving this traditional and festive licensed disorder’s atmosphere.apparently to be performed on the twelfth feast day, the joyous climax of the Renaissance Christmas season; however, the feast day itself otherwise has nothing to do with the substance of the play.
The play is regarded as preserving this traditional and festive licensed disorder’s atmosphere.
Moreover, the drama is suffused with bittersweet music, and the idyllic setting in Illyria blends with language and imagery to create a most delightful atmosphere wholly appropriate to the celebration of love and to the enjoyment of this world.
The one notable briar in the story’s rose garden is Malvolio; however, he is easily the play’s most interesting character.
Twelfth Night is a William Shakespeare’s comedy that is believed to have been written 1600-02 as an entertainment for the twelfth night for the Christmas season’s closure.
The play is centred on the twins Sebastian and Viola, who part ways in a shipwreck incident.
From this incident, she loses contact with Sebastian her twin brother, who she perceives as dead.
She portrays herself as a man by the name Cesario to join the service of Duke Orsino through the interventions of the sea captain who aids her.
Viola (who is disguised as a boy in the play) is interested with and falls in love with Duke Orsino, but Duke is in love with Countless Olivia.
Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia mistakes her for a man and in turn falls in love with her.
As a character, he represents a historical group, then growing in power, whose earnestness threatens to take the joy out of life (and, incidentally, to close England’s theaters).
Yet, Shakespeare does not indulge in a satire on Puritanism.