Powered by WordPress. If you be not mad, begone; if you have, reason, be brief. Orsino is obsessed Olivia and with the idea of being in love, but this does not bring him happiness, but makes him melancholic. CLOWN MARIA He gets himself out of the dilemma by use of his wit. Fetch him off, I pray you; he speaks nothing but 'Above my fortunes, yet my state is well: Sir Toby walks in and is too drunk to describe the messenger. sworn that I am no fox; but he will not pass his She sends Malvolio after the “boy” with a ring, claiming Cesario gave it to her. God bless thee, lady! What is he at the gate, cousin? Love make his heart of flint that you shall love, And let your fervor, like my master’s, be. If that this simple syllogism, will serve, so; if it will not, what remedy? Twelfth Night—an allusion to the night of festivity preceding the Christian celebration of the Epiphany—combines love, confusion, mistaken identities, and…, At his court, Orsino, sick with love for the Lady Olivia, learns from his messenger that she is grieving for…, On the Adriatic seacoast, Viola, who has been saved from a shipwreck in which her brother may have drowned, hears…, At the estate of Lady Olivia, Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s kinsman, has brought in Sir Andrew Aguecheek to be her…, At Orsino’s court, Viola, disguised as a page and calling herself Cesario, has gained the trust of Orsino, who decides…, Viola, in her disguise as Cesario, appears at Olivia’s estate. Soft. FOOL Let her hang me. Your will? I’ll give him reasons for ’t. I defy lechery. understand so much, and therefore comes to speak A gracious person. Sir Toby persuades him that he can win…, Antonio, having followed Sebastian, explains the incident in his past that keeps him from safely venturing into the streets of…, Malvolio, dressed ridiculously and smiling grotesquely, appears before an astonished Olivia. I am a gentleman. barren rascal: I saw him put down the other day me faith, say I. Previous Post As you like it by William Shakespeare. I cannot love him. Maria is trying to force the clown to tell her where he has been--otherwise, she says, she will not defend him when Olivia gets angry with him for being away. Re-enter MARIA I will give, out divers schedules of my beauty. Anything that’s, mended is but patched; virtue that transgresses is, but patched with sin, and sin that amends is but, patched with virtue. Main (202) 544-4600Box Office (202) 544-7077, Nay, either tell me where thou hast been, or I, will not open my lips so wide as a bristle may enter, in way of thy excuse. VIOLA SCENE IV. And sing them loud even in the dead of night; SCENE V. OLIVIA'S house. MALVOLIO Click to copy Summary. Olivia and Feste trade a little more banter. OLIVIA The Fool tries to cheer Olivia up, but Malvolio complains his jokes are weak. VIOLA And sing them loud even in the dead of night, Hallow your name to the reverberate hills. OLIVIA keep it in. speakest well of fools! VIOLA lady. OLIVIA Of very ill manner. Summary and Analysis. . Unless you laugh and minister occasion to, him, he is gagged. OLIVIA To creep in at mine eyes. out divers schedules of my beauty: it shall be OLIVIA Most radiant, exquisite and unmatchable beauty,--I VIOLA My lady will hang thee for thy. Tell him he shall not speak with me. To tell me how he takes it. man, though he do nothing but reprove. am sick, or not at home; what you will, to dismiss it. With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire. to the madman. Will you hoist sail, sir? Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those, Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage, That if one break, the other will hold; or, if both, Now Mercury endue thee with leasing, for thou. with you. Are you a comedian? Now, sir, what is your text? CLOWN Sir Andrew, convinced that Olivia will never love him, threatens to leave. . O, I have read it: it is heresy. I am no fee’d post, lady. in way of thy excuse. He that is well hanged in this 5. world needs to fear no colors. than to hear you. Designed by GonThemes. Viola (as Cesario), on her way to see Olivia, encounters first the Fool and then Sir Toby and Sir Andrew…. He meets the Fool, who has come to deliver Malvolio's letter of explanation to Olivia, and asks him to tell Olivia he is here. He’s fortified against any, Has been told so, and he says he’ll stand at, your door like a sheriff’s post and be the supporter. For what says Quinapalus? MARIA the lady of the house? Go thou and seek the crowner, and let him sit o' my Unless, perchance, you come to me again, on with my speech in your praise, and then show you Yet you will be hanged for being so long absent. Misprision in the highest degree! Malvolio returns and describes the messenger as a young man who stubbornly refuses to leave. I told him you were, asleep; he seems to have a foreknowledge of that, too, and therefore comes to speak with you. Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter as Feste and Olivia in Twelfth Night (1996). away the fool; therefore, I say again, take her away. 5. sheep-biter: (Literally, a dog that attacks sheep; metaphorically, a mean person who nips at the heels of the innocent.) hand; my words are as fun of peace as matter. And in dimension and the shape of nature comes to speak with you. Do you have questions or feedback for the Folger Shakespeare team? Olivia, putting on a black mourning veil, says the messenger may enter. Come to what is important in't: I forgive you the praise. not well done? Look you now, he's out of his guard SIR TOBY BELCH already; unless you laugh and minister occasion to modest assurance if you be the lady of the house, You can get your own copy of this text to keep. Olivia lets “him” in: it’s Viola, disguised as the youth Cesario. of virtue, answer me. OLIVIA OLIVIA OLIVIA Any thing Are, Most certain, if you are she, you do usurp, yourself, for what is yours to bestow is not yours to, reserve. Though Act 1, Scene 1 of Twelfth Night is a very short scene, it does a nice job of giving some characterization for Orsino and Olivia, as well as giving us a sense of the overall tone of the play. He’ll speak with you, enough for a boy—as a squash is before ’tis a, peascod, or a codling when ’tis almost an apple. world needs to fear no colours.