Romance Bingo 2017 - Twins

Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare

So after all the piratical purple prose, I decided to take step back and choose an all time favourite and undoubted classic for the Twins square. 

 

And you can't get much more classic than William Shakespeare. 

 

I love Twelth Night. It was the first Shakspeare play I studied in detail (I was 14 at the time) and I have loved it ever since. I've seen it numerous times on stage and on screen, listened to many radio adaptations, and it never fails to entertain me.  

 

The play opens with a shipwreck, and twins Viola and Sebastian are separated and washed ashore. Viola believing her brother is dead, dresses as a man and heads for Ilyria. Sebastian is assured by his friend Antonio that Viola survived, and they too make their way to Ilyria. This being Shakespeare, means that many misunderstandings are about to take place.