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Twelfth Night

Summary: Shakespeare's romantic comedy, "Twelfth Night," was about a confusingly, twisted love triangle. A nobleman, Orsino, is very much in love with Lady Olivia. He sends his messenger, Cesario, to give Olivia messages proclaiming his love. Cesario is actually named Viola, and is only pretending to be a man because she is in love with Orsino and wants to get closer to him.
Shakespeare's romantic comedy, "Twelfth Night," was about a confusingly, twisted love triangle. A nobleman, Orsino, is very much in love with Lady Olivia. He sends his messenger, Cesario, to give Olivia messages proclaiming his love. Cesario is actually named Viola, and is only pretending to be a man because she is in love with Orsino and wants to get closer to him. As Cesario continues to deliver Orsino's messages to Olivia, Olivia is falling in love with her. Also living with Olivia, is her Uncle Sir Toby, his friend Sir Andrew; who is also in love with Olivia, her waiting woman Maria, Amy Hill, and her steward Malvolio. Malvolio is always trying to ruin the others' fun, so they play a trick on him and convince him that Olivia is in love with him. It leads everyone to thinking he is insane. Meanwhile, the others' love triangle is...

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