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

Twelfth Night Act Five Conclusion By Dennis Abrams ————————- Boy oh boy, do I love this play.  After doing the reading for my posts, I sat down and reread the whole thing – just for the sheer enjoyment of it.  … Continue reading

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“One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!/A natural perspective, that is, and is not!”

Twelfth Night Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————————– Act Five:  Confusion mounts when discussion between Cesario/Viola and Orsino is interrupted by Olivia. As the Duke attempts to win his lady one last time, she triumphantly announces (is there … Continue reading

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“O, if it prove,/Tempests are kind, and salt waves fresh in love!”

Twelfth Night Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Three:  Olivia confesses her love to Cesario/Viola but Viola lets her know that it cannot be returned.  Noting Cesario’s apparent success with Olivia, the frustrated Sir Andrew is persuaded by Toby … Continue reading

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“Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”

As You Like It Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————————— Act Four:  Rosalind/Ganymede has convinced Orlando to take a more realistic view of love, but complicates things still further by taking on the personality of Rosalind while still dressed as … Continue reading

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