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Brilliant, riotous and just plain bloody funny. That’s Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of drunken revelry, unrequited love, and confused identity, as magnificently brought to life by the Guildford Shakespeare Company.

GSC Twelfth Night

412 years after its first recorded performance in February 1602 at Middle Temple in London, Twelfth Night delights once more thanks to the talented people drawn together on and off the stage by the Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC). Tickets for this one are selling fast. Many performances are already sold out, as has become the norm.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will (to give the play its full title) is one of Shakespeare’s most accomplished comedies. It’s also a rare Shakespearian beast by not relying upon a sweepingly dominant figure such as Hamlet, Richard III, or Macbeth, to drive proceedings. Rather it gives flight, and fully-drawn life, to a memorable host of joyously entertaining and nuanced characters, including Sir Toby Belch, Feste the Fool, Olivia, Malvolio and Viola. (more…)


Shakespeare Quotes He hath been most notoriously abused.
Twelfth Night 5.1.371, Olivia to Orsino, of Malvolio

Shakespeare QuotesBe not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.
Twelfth Night 2.5.139-41, Malvolio reads the anonymous letter which he believes is from Olivia

Shakespeare Quotes The blood weeps from my heart when I do shape
In forms imaginary th’unguided days
And rotten times that you shall look upon
When I am sleeping with my ancestors.
Twelfth Night 1.5.34-5, Olivia to Feste

Shakespeare Quotes Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
Twelfth Night 1.5.34-5, Olivia to Feste

Shakespeare QuotesThere is no darkness but ignorance.
Twelfth Night 4.2.42-3, Feste teasing Malvolio