Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1 (part 5)

We're ALMOST THERE! Let's just see about wrapping up this loose thread labeled "MALVOLIO", shall we?

I had an alternate phrase penciled in for Malvolio's last frame there, but I try to keep this site as kid-friendly as possible. 

Tune in next week for the grand finale!

Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1 (part 4)

THE END IS IN SIGHT. Let's clear up this whole "twin" mess first...

A couple of notes:

  1. Olivia's "Most wonderful!" line is one of the best lines ever. I use it all the time, even when not confronted with doppelgangers of my beloved.
  2. You have to feel for Olivia. Yes, part of her attraction to Cesario is purely physical, but a great deal of it is to "his" intellect, eloquence, and sensitivity. I always feel like marrying Sebastian after being in love with Cesario must be like getting a fortune cookie with no fortune in it.
  3. Is anyone more relieved than Orsino?

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I'm Hunchbacked (a Hamilton parody)

I had a lot of fun putting together a Hamlet-themed  Hamilton parody of "Wait for It" a month ago, and, as one cannot desire too much of a good thing, I've gone ahead and done another one. From one English king to another...

(Here's the song it's based on, if you haven't heard it yet, sung by King George III to the American colonies.)

Thanks again to Dan Beaulieu of the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company and No Holds Bard Podcast for being my sounding board on this comic. 

If you like Shakespeare/musical theatre mash-ups, be sure to also check out The Sound of Hamlet and Into the (Shakespearean) Woods!


Shakespeare Flowchart Poster News!

Remember my flowchart showing you what Shakespeare play you should read? So do I! I promised I would make it into a poster for you and it's actually going to happen! I'm almost done reformatting it to fit standard poster dimensions and hope to have it in the Shoppe sometime next month.

If you want to be notified when the poster is available, just fill out the extremely simple form below and I will e-mail you.

Thanks for your patience! This is the first poster I've created, so I'm taking the time to do it properly. 

Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1 (part 3)

We're halfway through the last scene of Twelfth Night and the revelations are coming fast!

Spare a thought for Sir Andrew, who is totally shot down by his erstwhile friend here. He's got one of the more melancholy resolutions of the play. He needs a hug.

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Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1 (part 2)

Let's continue wrapping up those plot threads!

It'd be nice to think that Orsino is just being melodramatic when he threatens to kill Cesario (or, depending on how you read it, Olivia). But the guy has not shown himself to be particularly steady and rational up to now, so... yeah... 

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Twelfth Night: Act 5, Scene 1 (part 1)

All right, we've made it to Act 5 and you know what that means! Yes, it's Wrapping Up All The Disparate Plot Threads time! Let's do this!

Viola here misses another opportunity to ask "HEY can you tell me more about this person whom you saved from drowning who happens to look just like me when I'm dressing up like my twin brother whom I lost at sea?"

Also, I love the phrase "notable pirate". Try using it in your everyday conversation. It's a lot of fun.

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Twelfth Night: Act 4, Scene 3

SO. When we last left Sebastian, he had just been assaulted FOR NO DISCERNIBLE REASON by Sir Andrew and Sir Toby, and had just been whisked away to a loving tryst FOR NO DISCERNIBLE REASON by Olivia.

He's having a surreal day.

What do you do when you find yourself swept up in a loving embrace by a wealth, landed noblewoman who calls you by the wrong name and wants to marry you? Obviously, you marry her. That's not dodgy at all. 

Twelfth Night: Act 4, Scene 2

THE STORY SO FAR: Sir Toby and his crew have contrived to get Malvolio locked up for acting strangely due to the forged letter Maria wrote to him. Everyone acts like a jerk.

This is one of the least funny "funny" scenes ever and generally succeeds in making everyone feel sorry for Malvolio.

Did I mention that I think Sir Toby is a jerk?