Twelfth Night | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Franàois Laroque

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Twelfth Night.
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Critical Review by Franàois Laroque

SOURCE: A review of Twelfth Night in Cahiers Élisa-bethains No. 32, October, 1987, pp. 106-09.

Illyria this time has moved down to the shores of nineteenth century Greece, with cobalt blue skies, white blocks of houses, arched narrow streets, splashing fountains and open-air benches on both sides backstage.

The play opens on a frozen tableau-vivant. Orsino (Donald Sumpter), oldish, bald on top, with a curious, Chinese kind of plait of hair hanging on one side, holds a double lute to speak the first famous lines If music be the food of love.… The men wear hats, baggy breeches, and boots.

Sir Toby Belch (Roger Allam), wears a brown velvet coat, looks both young and very red in the face and he is courting a young, pert, and pretty Maria (Pippa Guard), which is a welcome change from the tradition of the...

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