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  Twelfth Night and Decorations
Twelfth Night is when all Christmas Decorations should be removed so as not to bring bad luck upon the home.
In England, the Twelfth Night cake was a rich and dense fruitcake which traditionally contained a bean.
Twelfth Night itself was a traditional day for plays or "mummings," and it is thought that Shakespeare's play took its name from the fact that it was first performed as part of Twelfth Night celebrations about 1601.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/Xmas/twelfth.htm   (837 words)

  Twelfth Night FAQ
Twelfth Night was performed on February 2, 1602 in the Middle Temple, one of the four law schools in London collectively known as the Inns of Court.
Twelfth Night was originally published in the First Folio (1623), and the Folio text seems to have been derived from an authentic and complete Shakespeare promptbook.
Twelfth Night is the night of Epiphany, January 6, or, the twelfth night after Christmas.
www.shakespeare-online.com /faq/twnfaq.html   (181 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: About Twelfth Night   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twelfth Night is one of the most commonly performed Shakesperean comedies, and was also successful during Shakespeare's lifetime.
Although the title of the play is Twelfth Night, it is not certain that this title means that the play takes place on the "Twelfth Night" itself, or the twelfth day after Christmas.
Several 16th century Italian plays with this name survive, and all of them with the same basic plot as Twelfth Night: a woman disguises herself as a page and woos a woman for her master, whom she loves, but the woman falls in love with her, and accidentally marries her twin brother.
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 Twelfth Night - The Holiday Time Forgot
Twelfth Night was a final frenzy of feasting, drinking and often-raucous merry making before the community returned to its daily working grind for the rest of the winter.
Twelfth Night was also the time for each household to conduct its ceremonial extinguishing of the Yule log.
Twelfth Night was a key feasting holiday in an era where food presentation itself was a primary entertainment.
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Twelfth Night was written between 1599Ñthe publication date of the Ônew map with the augmentation of the IndiesÕ referred to in 3.2.76-77Ñand late 1601, in time for the earliest recorded performance in February 1602.
Twelfth Night was performed at one of the Inns of Court on February 2, 1602, according to the diary of John Manningham.
The last scene [of Twelfth Night] is neither a still point of harmony nor a simple dying fall: it is the busiest, most complex scene in the play, as the private, magic happiness of the lovers vies for attention with the larger uncontrollable world of time inhabited by the clowns.
www.courttheatre.org /home/plays/0001/twelfth/PNtwelfth.shtml   (8198 words)

 Shakespeare's Twelfth Night essay, summary, quotes and character analysis.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night essay, summary, quotes and character analysis.
Master Shakespeare's Twelfth Night using Absolute Shakespeare's Twelfth Night essay, plot summary, quotes and characters study guides.
Twelfth Night Essay: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous essay on Twelfth Night based on his legendary and influential lectures and notes on Shakespeare.
absoluteshakespeare.com /guides/twelfth_night/twelfth_night.htm   (148 words)

 Twelfth Night - TeacherVision.com
Twelfth Night, like Shakespeare's other plays, is usually treated with a kind of reverence, much like standing in a gallery and looking in awe at a statue - looking with awe but with no other feelings.
Yet Shakespeare meant Twelfth Night to be a romance that is funny in itself because of the many mistaken identities: Olivia falls in love with Viola, thinking she's Cesario, and then marries Sebastian, who has been using the name Roderigo, because she thinks he is his twin Viola disguised as Cesario.
Twelfth Night is written in a version of the English language now 400 years old and by a poet-playwright drawing on an extraordinarily large and varied vocabulary reflecting common usage, legalisms, terms from medicine and warfare, and words and phrases from nearly every other aspect of Elizabethan life, culture, and society.
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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout.
Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance.
Twelfth Night “Twelfth Night is a comedy of light and shade.
www.lycos.com /info/twelfth-night--plays.html   (552 words)

 Twelfth Night the play by William Shakespeare
The steward of the household is the conceited Malvolio.
Twelfth Night ends and everyone, except Malvolio, is happy and Shakespeare speaks of the madness of love.
The quotes from Twelfth Night are amongst Shakespeare's most famous including 'some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them'.
www.william-shakespeare.info /shakespeare-play-twelfth-night.htm   (874 words)

 Filmtracks: Twelfth Night (Shaun Davey)
Twelfth Night: (Shaun Davey) The mid-1990's were an era for a rediscovery of William Shakespeare on the big screen, thanks mostly to Kenneth Branagh behind and in front of the camera.
One of the things that Twelfth Night had going for it at the time was the fact that few well known adaptations had been made of the 1601 Shakespeare text on film.
Twelfth Night is thus an easy listening experience loyal to the flighty nature of Shakespeare's story.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/twelfth_night.html   (697 words)

 Twelfth Night Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night; or What You Will was composed by William Shakespeare in either 1600 or 1601 as the last of his three "mature comedies" (the other two being Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It).
And, like other representatives of the genre, Twelfth Night also features a subplot in which a self-inflated "sour" or "blocking" character, the steward Malvolio, is brought to his knees through a trick orchestrated by a ribald if also self-inflated character in the person of Sir Toby Belch.
www.enotes.com /twelfth   (370 words)

 Shakespeare's 12th Night study questions
Twelfth Night moves from a potentially tragic situation (shipwreck and loss) into the joyous realm of romantic comedy (unions and reunions).
Twelfth Night dramatizes the seduction scenario we have noted as a common thread in much lyric poetry of the Renaissance and early 17th century.
It is thought that Twelfth Night was first written for the "Carnival"-like festivities of the feast of the Epiphany (the "twelfth night" of Christmas, January 6); these raucous celebrations involved a temporary inversion of the established social order.
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl331/12thnight.html   (1592 words)

 Twelfth Night - School of the Seasons
This twelfth night of the twelve days of Christmas is the official end of the winter holiday season and one of the traditional days for taking down the Christmas decorations (see also January 13 and February 1).
In England, the Twelfth Night cake is usually a rich and dense fruitcake which contains both a bean and pea.
In Russia, this was a night for divination.
www.schooloftheseasons.com /twelfthnight.html   (986 words)

 Twelfth Night
This document is an html formatted version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night".
It is possible that the original text comes to us from Project Gutenberg, although it does not bear their usual small print.
If you appreciate this document or would like to see more such, send me mail at "rgs@cs.cmu.edu".
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /People/rgs/12night-table.html   (82 words)

 Annie's Twelfth Night Page
Twelfth Night, and the day itself is sometimes referred to as Twelfth Day.
Twelfth Night was originally celebrated in the Middle Ages at the end of the 12 days of
"Twelfth Night" or "Epiphany" were not found in the Bible.
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 Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night is considered by some to be the last of Shakespeare's "festive" comedies.
A tale of shipwreck and disguise, it explores questions of gender and identity that recur from Shakespeare's early comedies to his later romances.
First mentioned: indirectly in 1601, in a letter from an Italian Duke (Orsino!), who saw Shakespeare's company perform a play at court on Twelfth Night (January 6); directly in 1602, by John Manningham, who saw the play performed for a Middle Temple feast in February of that year.
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 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Anyway back when I was in year 10 (guh 5 years ago :eek2:) I came across this fantastic adaptaion of 12th night rotting on the shelf in the library at school (they had terrible case of dust mites).
When we performed Twelfth Night recently, i was to play Sir Toby, and as a result, had to research his drunken ramblings.
I read Twelfth Night, and I find that Olivia marries Sebastian at the end of the play, though in fact, she loves Cesario, or Viola.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare/12night   (1952 words)

 TWELFTH NIGHT discography, MP3 and reviews
TWELFTH NIGHT emerged from the Andy Revell Band formed at Reading University, where in 1978 they won a talent competition.
After Clive Mitten joined in 1979, TWELFTH NIGHT as a band were born and got straight down to the work of recording.
TWELFTH NIGHT are still making music in one form or another - but it tends to be fitted around the day jobs.
www.progarchives.com /artist.asp?id=339   (593 words)

 Twelfth Night - Moviefone
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996) Twelfth Night: Or What You Will on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more.
Twelfth Night Official site for the new film version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring Helena Bonhnam Carter and Ben Kingsley, directed by Trevor Nunn.
Twelfth Night - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
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 Amazon.com: Twelfth Night: Books: William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TWELFTH NIGHT on top of the festive spirit and dramatic forgery and facetious gulling is a search of human identity in all its strangeness and paradoxicality.
The broad appeal of TWELFTH NIGHT as a good-humored play is sharpened by its comedy of mistaken identity between the long-lost twins Sabestian and Viola.
By far, this is the best-produced "Twelfth Night." One actually feels he is hearing an actual stage performance with all of the action but with the loss of none of the poetry.
www.amazon.com /Twelfth-Night-William-Shakespeare/dp/0671722948   (3109 words)

 Twelfth Night-Folger Shakespeare Library
In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare plays with the intersections of love and power.
"Twelfth Night" is the twelfth night after Christmas, the last night of what used to be the extended period of celebration of the Christmas season.
Scholars believe Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night in 1601–02; its earliest recorded performance was in February 1602.
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The main reason I wanted to see this film was because I just watched SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and "Twelfth Night" is referred to as the play Shakespeare writes following "Romeo & Juliet" in honor of his true love Viola, according to the movie.
Which is not to say that this version of TWELFTH NIGHT is not a good film.
TWELFTH NIGHT is not a bad film, it just takes too long to get to the romance and comedy.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsT/f_twelfth.html   (579 words)

 How to Celebrate Twelfth Night - eHow.com
Twelfth Night on Jan. 5 marks the official end of the holiday season.
Decree that your guests dress either as ancient Roman celebrators, as characters from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or in any costumes that suit their (or your) fancy.
To bake your own Twelfth Night cake, look for a recipe in an ethnic holiday cookbook of choice: the British, French, Italians and Portugese all have yummy ones.
www.ehow.com /how_8246_celebrate-twelfth-night.html   (471 words)

 Twelfth Night Guest House - Stratford Upon Avon
Situated in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon (only a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre and RSC theatres) it is ideally placed for your visit.
Twelfth Night Guest House is a family-run bed and breakfast where a very warm welcome awaits you.
Close attention is given to ensure your comfort and enjoyment and the 4 diamond status awarded by The AA and RAC, and the "Sparkling Diamond" award from The RAC reflects the high standard of accommodation provided.
www.twelfthnight.co.uk   (160 words)

 Twelfth Night — Infoplease.com
In England, Twelfth Night has been a great festival marking the end of the Christmas season, and popular masquerading parties are typical entertainment.
Twelfth Night's "notorious abuse" of Malvolio: shame, humorality, and early modern spectatorship.(Critical essay)
Tracing a heterosexual erotics of service in 'Twelfth Night' and the autobiographical writings of Thomas Whythorne and Anne Clifford....
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In Shakespeare’s time this was an unambiguous reference to January 6th, the final night of January the twelve-day-long Christmas season (a tradition that survives in the well-known carol).
More particularly, the “twelfth night” was seen as a time of general revelry and mild mayhem, a time when social and sexual mores could be freely flouted.
There are surely a number of misleading assumptions that go into that question, but the relevance of Twelfth Night to the controversy over Puritanism dispels at least one of them.
www.campusnut.com /book.cfm?article_id=607   (553 words)

 Stage Review: Little Lake takes summer theater a step beyond with 'Twelfth Night'
But you can't go overboard without aiming farther than you've gone before, and the elaborate imagination of this "Twelfth Night" goes beyond what any comparable summer theater around here would attempt, let alone pull off.
"Twelfth Night" is the one about the young woman who, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, disguises herself as a man, falls in love with the Duke, is propositioned by the woman the Duke loves and then gets snarled up with the subplot that pits Sir Toby and Sir Andrew against Malvolio.
Cameron's "Twelfth Night" is more about globes, stars, clouds, bean bags, jester's gear and a cute little ship, just some of Susan Martinelli's cheery decorations that turn the Lake's in-the-round stage into a version of a rich kid's playroom equipped by the kind of stores that advertise in The New Yorker.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000804night5.asp   (717 words)

 Theatre History - Welcome to the Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane.    Phone 3252 5122 to book now! ...
Theatre History - Welcome to the Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane.
Twelfth Night Theatre stands on land donated by Majorie and Brian Johnstone.
In 1980, the Queensland Government of the time sold the theatre into private ownership and it is because of the support of the people of Brisbane that it stands today; a gracious and welcoming theatre presenting popular productions, some of which are listed on the 'Best of British Comedy'; page.
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