Act 1 twelfth Night

Where does the play open? In Illyria
The duke has a very famous speech, in the beginning of the play, about love. How is the duke feeling about love as the play opens? He is extremely passionate about it and wants more
What news does Valentine bring the Duke? How does the Duke take this news? Olivia’s brother died and won’t show herself for 7 years, he takes it as a challenge
What country has viola arrived in? Albania
What does viola tank has happened to her brother? How does the captain give her some hope about Sebastian? She thinks he drowned, he says he saw him tied to a boat
What do viola and Olivia seem to have in common? They’re both rich and lost someone close to them
What plan does viola propose to the captain? Viola wants to be presented as a eunuch
What kind of person does sir Toby appear to be?why? He is Cheerful amusing and tipsy, He drinks a lot and is constantly drunk
What does sir Toby say to sir Andrew to keep him from leaving? That he is perfect for his niece
Provide one clue from this scene that suggest the following: Maria has a “thing” for Sir Toby She plays hard to get
Provide one clue from this scene that suggest the following: sir Andrew isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer He thinks accost is Maria’s name
What name has Viola given herself as she pretends to be a man? How long has she been in the duke’s service? Cesario, 3 days
How do we know that the Duke has really taken to viola, his new page boy? Valentine tells her that Cesario considers him a close friend. He insists on picking Cesario to go on his most important errand : to carry his messages of love to Olivia aka to talk to his love
What what does the Duke ask Viola to do for him? To stand by the door
What does the Duke argues that Viola is better suited for the takes than an older servant? Where is there humor in this? Cesario is young and handsome and says that he has beautiful features that are similar to a woman’s. He doesn’t know that Cesario is an actual woman.
How does Viola feel about performing the tasks for the Duke? What is revealed about Viola’s feelings for the Duke? She feels uncomfortable performing the task. She revels that she loves him when she says “I’ll do my best to make this lady love you! But what a tough task!- I have to go matchmaking for the man I want to marry myself.”
Describe the contrast in the at,osphere of scenes between 2&3 Scene 3 was more straightforward and competitive
In the beginning of this scene Maria is arguing with the clown (Feste) over his long absence. What does the clown imply about Maria and Sir Toby to shut her up? That Maria loves sir Toby
Why doesn’t Olivia want to see the clown or have him around? He betrayed her with his dishonesty and insults her
What does Feste say when Olivia asks her Servants to take him away? That she was a fool in love
What does Feste say he can prove if Olivia gives him a chance to? Prove her a fool
How does rests win this argument? He asks why she’s grieving and she says because of her brother in HEAVEN
What does Malvolio think of feste? How does feste feel about Malvolio? They don’t like eachother at all
Who is at the gate to see Olvia? And who keeps him there instead of sending him away? Cesario is there, Maria keeps him there
Who does Olivia send to the gate to get rid of the stranger? Malvolio
What state is sir Toby in when he returns from the gate to see Olivia? Who does Olivia ask to look after him and why is this funny? Sir Toby is drunk, the fool
When Malvolio return why does he say he is unable to get rid of the stranger? He refuses to leave until he talks to Olivia
How does Malvolio describe the person at the gate to olivia? In between boy and man, very young and handsome and knows how to speak
What does Olivia ask Cesario to do with his speech? To stop talking poetically and keep it to himself
Why do you think Viola might want to see Olivia’s face? To see what she has to compete with
How does Olivia respond to what Cesario has to say about the Dukes love? She said it means nothing and has heard it all before
Once Olivia is alone what does she admit has caught her off-guard? She is in love
What does Olivia send Malvolio to do and why do you suppose she does this? She said he left his ring and sends it so Cesario will come back