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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

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1. Who is Orsino in love with at the beginning of the play?

2. Complete the quote: "If music be the food of _____, play on."

3. Where does Twelfth Night take place?

4. Why is Olivia unwilling to receive any visitors?

5. How does Viola come to be at Orsino’s court?

6. Why is Sir Andrew Aguecheek staying at Olivia’s home?

7. How does Viola disguise herself?

8. What is Malvolio’s position?

9. What is Sir Toby’s great vice?

10. Who does Orsino send to carry his messages to Olivia?

11. Who does Viola fall in love with?

12. Who does Olivia fall in love with?

13. Who is Sebastian?

14. Who forges the letter that Malvolio thinks is from Olivia?

15. What does the forged letter make Malvolio believe?

16. Who takes care of Sebastian after he is shipwrecked?

17. Who challenges Cesario to a duel?

18. What does Malvolio wear in the hope of pleasing Olivia?

19. Why does Antonio travel to Illyria?

20. Why does Sir Andrew try to fight with Sebastian?

21. What do Sir Toby and the others do to Malvolio?

22. What disguise does Feste wear when he speaks with Malvolio?

23. Who does Olivia marry?

24. When he realizes that Cesario is a woman, what does Orsino do?

25. Which character does not get married (or plan to) at the end of the play?

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Q. Consider Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy.

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Answer: William Shakespeare has written a number of romantic comedies. Twelfth Night is one of the finest comedies of the author. We know that a romantic comedy is a play in which the romantic elements are mingled with comic elements. It is a form of comedy which deals with love. Love at first sight is often its main theme.
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Q. "Twelfth Night is a typical romantic comedy of Shakespeare." Discuss. Or. What aspects of Twelfth Night justify its being called a romantic play? Or. Critically comment on Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy. Or. Consider Twelfth Night as a romantic

by touhidsm, May 02, 2014

Ans: William Shakespeare has written a number of romantic comedies. Twelfth Night is one of the finest comedies of the author. We know that a romantic comedy is a play in which the romantic elements are mingled with comic elements. It is a form of comedy which deals with love. Love at first sight is often its main theme. Generally, a romantic comedy starts with some problems that make the union of the lover difficult. But it ends with their happy union. Twelfth Night is a typical romantic play of Shakespeare. It has some elements which give ... Read more

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Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy

by touhidsm, May 04, 2014

Answer: William Shakespeare has written a number of romantic comedies. Twelfth Night is one of the finest comedies of the author. We know that a romantic comedy is a play in which the romantic elements are mingled with comic elements. It is a form of comedy which deals with love. Love at first sight is often its main theme. Generally, a romantic comedy starts with some problems that make the union of the lover difficult. But it ends with their happy union. Twelfth Night is a typical romantic play of Shakespeare. It has some elements which gi... Read more

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