Art and Culture in Twelfth Night

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  • Created on: 10-04-21 13:29
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  • Art and Culture
    • Perchance he is not drowned (1.2 Viola about Sebastian)
    • Conceal me what I am (1.2 Viola)
      • Transvestite comedy - rethinking masculinity and femininity
    • Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness...And I, poor monster, fond as much on him (2.2 Viola)
      • Cross-dressers seen as wicked by Puritans - Stubbes described them as 'monsters,' Viola does not take of disguise at end of play
    • A contagious breath... (2.3 Toby describing Feste's voice)
      • Plague - Feste singing loudly would be contagious - inside joke with post-plague audience
    • If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction (3.1 Fabian)
      • Pranking Malvolio
    • Thou mightst have done this without thy beard... (4.2 Maria about Feste's disguise)
      • Echoes Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors' - two twins in shipwreck
      • Disguise for sake of entertainment of audience - visual humour
    • You can fool no more money out of me... (5.1 Orsino)
      • Feste is an entertainer - good at getting money from people
    • And we'll strive to please you every day (5.1 Feste)
  • ...we'll have the bear...and we will fool him black and blue... (2.5 Toby about Malvolio)
    • Bear-baiting was an entertainment at time - Malvolio becomes entertainment
  • This fellow is wise enough to play the Fool...He must observe their mood on whom he jests the quality of persons...wise man's art... (3.1 Viola about Feste)

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