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Twelfth Night Tickets -Show History
Twelfth Night or What You Will is a classical comedy written by William Shakespeare that is believed by experts to have been written in 1601-1602. Filled with musical interludes and capitalizing derived from misunderstandings, it is assumed that this comedy was written for celebratory purposes. The first recorded performance of this ever popular play was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, which marked the end of Christmastide, otherwise known as the twelve days of Christmas. However, the play wasn't published until 1623, when Shakespeare published his First Folio.
Twelfth Night Tickets -Twelfth Night Synopsis
Taking plot elements from English author and soldier Barnabe Rich's short story titled Of Apollonius and Silla which wasbased on a story by Matteo Bandello, an Italian Monk, Twelfth Night is a jovial play that centers on mistaken identities. Set in Illyria, the plot centers on a young and attractive cast of characters. As the farce begins, a young woman named Viola, cross dresses as a man and takes the name of Cesario before entering the service of the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. Viola falls in love with Orsino, despite the fact that he is in love with Oliva, a neighboring countess. When Viola's identical twin, Sebastian arrives on the scene, Olivia falls in love with him but later mistakes him for Viola, who is still crossed dressed as Cesario. Adding to the mix is Olivia's uncle, Sir Toby Belch and conceited Malvolio, the head of her household. Exploring the themes of jealousy and the other madness's that come along with being in love, the play features various exciting elements such as fights, duals, comedy and song.
Twelfth Night Tickets- Tour Information
Aside from being adapted to screenplays and television movies, Twelfth Night, or What You Will remains one of William Shakespeare's most popular plays, garnering various productions around the world each year. The vibrant roles in this play has attracted the talents of Award-winning performers such as Peggy Ashcroft and Joan Plowright as well as Paul Rudd. For the latest news and information on Twelfth Night tickets fans can check out seatgeek.com.