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  2. Twelfth Night: Plot Overview | SparkNotes

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    Twelfth Night In the kingdom of Illyria, a nobleman named Orsino lies around listening to music, pining away for the love of Lady Olivia. He cannot have her because she is in mourning for her dead brother and refuses to entertain any proposals of marriage. Meanwhile, off the coast, a storm has caused a terrible shipwreck.

  3. The plot | Twelfth Night | Royal Shakespeare Company

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    SYNOPSIS Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked; each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino.

  4. Twelfth Night Plot Summary | Shakespeare Learning Zone

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    A quick overview of what happens in Twelfth Night. 1 Viola is washed up on the shore of Illyria after losing her twin brother in a shipwreck. She dresses as a boy, calls herself Cesario and goes to work for a rich Duke called Orsino.

  5. Twelfth Night: Plot Analysis | SparkNotes

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    Twelfth Night Twelfth Night is a play about desire’s power to override conventions of class, religion, and even gender. Several characters begin the play believing they want one thing, only to have love teach them they actually want something else. Orsino thinks he wants Olivia, until he falls in love with Viola (dressed as Cesario.)

  6. Twelfth Night - Wikipedia

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    Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian , who are separated in a shipwreck.

  7. Summary of Twelfth Night | Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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    Twelfth Night Summary Viola, separated from her twin Sebastian, dresses as a boy and works for the Duke Orsino, whom she falls in love with. Orsino is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Viola to court her for him, but Olivia falls for Viola instead. Sebastian arrives, causing a flood of mistaken identity, and marries Olivia.

  8. What are the plot and subplot in the Twelfth night and how ...

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    May 28, 2010 · In the main plot, Duke Orsino uses the shipwrecked Viola, who is disguised as a man named Cesario, to help him woo the Countess Olivia. However, comic mayhem follows as Olivia instead falls in love...

  9. Twelfth Night Key Plot Points - eNotes.com

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    Aug 07, 2019 · Viola is Shipwrecked and Decides to Disguise Herself (Act 1, Scene 2): Viola, a young noblewoman, is rescued from a shipwreck by a sea captain. Viola assumes that she is the only survivor of the...

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