- 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
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, Stealing and giving odor. Enough; no more. ’Tis not so sweet now as it was before. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou,
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Twelfth Night Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
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.
Twelfth Night (2016, Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Canada) Twelfth Night (Or What You Will); What You Will (or Twelfth Night) (2015, Bedlam, USA) Epicene, or The Silent Woman (2014, American Shakespeare Center, USA) Twelfth Night (2014, Seattle Shakespeare Company, USA) Twelfth Night (2013, American Shakespeare Center, USA)
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