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Dear Mr Shakespeare, I am just writing to congratulate you on your most recent successful play, "Twelfth Night".

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Lisa Percival 10ni 10th December 2002 "Twelfth Night" Act 3 scene 4 48 Sharps close, North London, NN15 9SE Dear Mr Shakespeare, I am just writing to congratulate you on your most recent successful play, "Twelfth Night" my Family and I saw it last night and thought it was amazing! Wherever the inspiration for this play came from was truly amazing, and I certainly would be very curious as to where else these inspirations may lead, maybe into a sequel to Twelfth Night or another play of this genre. My wife especially enjoyed the roles of Voila/Cesario, she found a woman in the disguise of a man was hilarious. My son and I enjoyed the fight scene the best, where Cesario is set to fight Sir Andrew. The standard in which the fight scene was performed was incredible. It was a great success and was a terrific turning point in the play. I thought the fight scene was a totally different play in itself from all the other scenes because the fight scene stood out and had extremely funny parts yet also serious parts. Sir Toby had deliberately challenged Cesario to fight Sir Andrew because Olivia was in love with Cesario, and Sir Toby convinced Sir Andrew to fight for what was his. Sir Toby wants Sir Andrew to win so he will stay and continue to be his drinking companion, If Sir Andrew's there Sir Toby can get his drinks for free. ...read more.


Viola said, "I beseech you do me this courteous office as to know of the knight what my offence to him is." Viola means please be kind enough as to tell me how I have offended this knight. Sir Toby then went to get Sir Andrew. He knew he couldn't leave Cesario unattended because he might run off, so he leaves Fabian to keep guard of Cesario while he's fetching Sir Andrew. Sir Toby meets Sir Andrew and he tells him Cesario is the one who Olivia likes and how he's a good skilful swordsman. Sir Andrew doesn't particularly want to fight Cesario as when he met Cesario he told him he would give up his horse if he left him alone. Beforehand Cesario told Fabian he would rather fight a priest than a knight. Sir Toby said to Fabian and Cesario how much of a devil and a good fighter Sir Andrew was. He then told them both he had fought with Sir Andrew himself and he was very good. Sir Andrew then replied, "Pox on't I'll not meddle with him" Sir Andrew said this because he was scared to fight and didn't particularly want to fight anyone. Sir Toby tells Cesario and Sir Andrew separately that they must fight each other but not hurt each other. ...read more.


After Antonio has been taken away, Sir Toby makes fun of Antonio's speech for the simple reason that he doesn't understand it, then out the blue Viola said, "He named Sebastian. I my brother know... Still in this fashion, colour, ornament, For him I imitate. O if it prove..." Here, Viola admits he has been in the disguise of her brother and that every time she looks in the mirror she sees her brother, and he even wears the same clothes as him, same colour, cut, and decoration. Sir Toby says "A very Dishonest Paltry boy and more of a coward than a hare: His dishonestly appears in leaving his friends here in necessity and denying him; and for his cowardship, ask Fabian." This means Sir Toby thinks Viola is worthless and very dishonest by trying to fool everyone, he said he is not brave, he's a coward because he left all his friends in the shipwreck. Sir Andrew said "'Slid, I'll after him again and beat him" He means, by God's eye we could even fight now and I would still beat him. Sir Toby tells the rest of the people there to handcuff him quietly but not draw swords. Fabian said, Come, lets see the event" Sir Toby replied "I dare lay any money, 'twill be nothing yet" Sir Toby means He wouldn't be going to see the event as its worthless - not worth going to see as nothing will ever become of it. Lisa Percival 10NI - Page 1 ...read more.

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