Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Deception & Disguises

As in most comedies, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night extensively uses disguises, masks and mistaken identities to add to the comical nature of the play. Viola’s disguise as Orsino’s page, Cesario, becomes crucial to the action in the play. Without this important element, the action in the play would slow down dramatically, making the story much…

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: Theme of Love

In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” love is defined as “a strong affection or liking for someone.” Throughout the play Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self love and friendship. “Twelfth Night” consists of many love…

Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations in the Elizabethan Era

January-Twelfth Night Celebrated evening of January 5 Celebrates the end of Christmas February-Valentines Day February 14th was the day of Valentines Day. Celebrates love. March – Easter Easter was suppose to resemble religious mysteries and the humans urges we have towards light and warmth April- All Fool’s Day Celebrated April 1 Everything is backwards on…