Twelfth Night: Original Text (Paperback)

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Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming Count Malvolio only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy, mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown's sad song.If music be the food of love, play on;Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.That strain again it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour Enough; no more: 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.O spirit of love how quick and fresh art thou, That, notwithstanding thy capacityReceiveth as the sea, nought enters there, Of what validity and pitch soe'er, But falls into abatement and low price, Even in a minute: so full of shapes is fancyThat it alone is high fan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798676320942
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 7th, 2020
Pages: 166
Language: English