Flashcards in Twelfth Night -- Critics and Productions Deck (17)
"Topsy turvy world of masquerades and confusion"
"For Orsino and Olivia self deception serves as an avoidance of the real world and of real emotion"
Agape is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, "the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man and of man for God".
Friendship and brotherly love
familial love refers to natural or instinctual affection, such as the love of a parent towards offspring and vice versa"
Romantic and passionate love
"Twelfth Night is the darkest and most haunting of Shakespeare's great comedies, its humour constantly shadowed by cruelty and a keen awareness of mortality"
The all male cast "becomes a kind of artistic freedom, enabling the characters to switch their sexual identity"
"Twelfth Night depicts one's gender as essentially a performed role"
"dramatic critique of the ideal norm of imperative homosexuality"
Production set in victorian england
RSC 2018 (colours, comedy, homosexuality, race/social standing)
"There is a sense of hopelessness in the battle between what one says and what is truth"
'Orsino is bound by his own mask of love'
'It is the classic homoerotic relationship' (seb and Ant)
"An abyss hovers just beyond Twelfth Night, and one cost of not leaping into it is that everyone, except the reluctant jester, Feste, is essentially mad without knowing it."
"Viola redeems the play because she proves to be selfless, not selfish, in love. She becomes Echo instead of Narcissus."