The tale of a young woman who disguises herself as a man and becomes entangled in the courtship of two local aristocrats upends conventions of romance and gender roles. First staged in 1602, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays. Read a character analysis of Viola, plot summary, and important quotes.
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- Act I, Scenes i-ii
- Act I, Scenes iii-iv
- Act I, Scene V
- Act II, Scenes i-ii
- Act II, Scenes iii-iv
- Act II, Scene v
- Act III, Scene i-ii
- Act III, Scene iv
- Act IV, Scene i-iii
- Act V, Scene i
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