Twelfth Night Flashcards Preview

English Drama and Poetry > Twelfth Night > Flashcards

Flashcards in Twelfth Night Deck (14)
Loading flashcards...

Viola, disguise

Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness
Wherein the pregnant enemy does much


Fabian, joke to the audience

If this were played upon a stage now, I could
condemn it as an improbable fiction.


Maria, to Sir Topaz, Diguise

Thou mightst have done this without thy beard / and gown. He sees thee not


Orsino, love

If music be the food of love, play on.
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken and so die.


Orsino, Love for Olivia

O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,
Methought she purged the air of pestilence.


Viola and her love for Orsno

I'll do my best
To woo your lady: (Aside). Yet a barful strife!
Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.


Olivia falls in love

Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit
Do give thee five-fold blazon. Not too fast! Soft, soft!
Unless the master were the man. How now?
Even so quickly may one catch the plague?


Malvolio, ambition

To be Count Malvolio.


Orsino, love for Cesario or Viola? Gender

Cesario, come,
For so you shall be while you are a man.
But when in other habits you are seen,
Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen.


Orsino describes Cesario, Gender

That say thou art a man. Diana's lip
Is not more smooth and rubious, thy small pipe / Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,
And all is semblative a woman's part.


Orsino, Love, Gender

There is no woman's sides / Can bide the beating of so strong a passion / As love doth give my heart; no woman's heart / So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.


Viola, love confession

My father had a daughter loved a man
As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,
I should your lordship.


Malvolio, ambition

There is example for 't. The lady of the
Strachy married the yeoman of the wardrobe.



Be not amazed; right noble is his blood.
If this be so, as yet the glass seems true,
I shall have share in this most happy wrack.