ACT 1 Scene 1 Enter Orsino, Duke of Illyria, Curio, and other Lords, ⌜with Musicians playing.⌝ ORSINO If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. That strain again! It had a dying fall. 5 O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Act 1, scene 1 At his court, Orsino, sick with love for the Lady Olivia, learns from his messenger that she is grieving for… Act 1, scene 2 On the Adriatic seacoast, Viola, who has been saved from a shipwreck in which her brother may have drowned, hears… Act 1, scene 3
- SCENE I. DUKE ORSINO's palace. Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and other Lords; Musicians attending. DUKE ORSINO. If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
- SCENE I. The sea-coast. Enter ANTONIO and SEBASTIAN. ANTONIO. Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you? SEBASTIAN. By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over.
- SCENE I. OLIVIA's garden. Enter VIOLA, and Clown with a tabour. VIOLA. Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost thou live by. thy tabour? Clown. No, sir, I live by the church.
- SCENE I. Before OLIVIA's house. Enter SEBASTIAN and Clown. Clown. Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you? SEBASTIAN. Go to, go to, thou art a foolish fellow
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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will (complete text) print/save view Act I 1. DUKE ORSINO’s palace. 2. The sea-coast. 3. OLIVIA’S house. 4. DUKE ORSINO’s palace. 5. OLIVIA’S house. Act II 1. The sea-coast. 2. A street. 3. OLIVIA’s house. 4. DUKE ORSINO’s palace. 5. OLIVIA’s garden. Act III 1. OLIVIA’s garden. 2. OLIVIA’s house. 3. A street. 4.
The text of the Twelfth Night script is very long, so we have separated the play into its original Acts and Scenes. Click on the appropriate links below to read Shakespeare’s script of Twelfth Night, or Twelfth Night translated into simple, modern English: A guide to Shakespeare’s stage directions
An Introduction to this Text: Twelfth Night By Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine Editors of the Folger Shakespeare Library Editions Twelfth Night, or, What You Will was first printed in the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays now known as the First Folio. The present edition is based directly upon the First Folio version.