Twelfth Night | Literature Criticism Critical Review by William Archer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Twelfth Night.
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Critical Review by William Archer

SOURCE: A review of Twelfth Night in The Theatrical 'World' of 1894, Walter Scott, Ltd., 1895, pp. 22-31.

At last, at last! The long series of disappointments has ended at last, and we have to thank Mr Daly for an evening of rich and keen, if not absolutely unmixed, enjoyment. The performance of Twelfth Night has the one supreme merit which, in a Shakespearean revival, covers a multitude of sins—it really "revives" the play, makes it live again. There is nothing mechanical or academic about it. We feel we are in a live playhouse, not a historical museum. Not that I, personally, object to seeing the theatre turned now and again into a historical museum. When we have our Endowed Theatre, at which Mr Sydney Grundy scoffs (but "come it will, for a' that"), some twenty...

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