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  Twelfth Night

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Test Yourself

What do you remember about the play?

From memory, fill in the numbered gaps in this brief summary of the play using the words in bold below (some words may need to be used several times):

Orsino Olivia seven Viola Cesario
veil Sebastian Antonio money drinking
Malvolio letter cross-gartered mad Feste
priest Sir Andrew pirate proposes revenge

(1) , Duke of Illyria, is deeply in love with (2) , who is in mourning for her dead brother and has vowed to stay away from men for (3) years.

After a shipwreck (4) lands in Illyria and, hoping that her twin brother has not drowned, she decides to stay there and wait for news of him. She disguises herself as a man called (5) to get a job, and becomes (6) 's serving man. She falls in love with him.

Orsino sends Cesario to woo (7) for him. At first Olivia refuses to see Cesario because of her vow, but when he won't leave she gives in (although at first she wears a (8) to hide her face). Not realising that ‘he' is a woman in disguise, she falls in love with him, even though he is telling her how much (9) loves her.

Meanwhile, Viola's brother (10) , having been rescued from the storm by
(11) the Sea Captain, is in Illyria too. He sets out to find out what happened to Viola; Antonio gives him some (12) to help.

Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Feste have been (13) too much. The self-important
(14) storms in to tell them off, so they and Maria decide to play a trick on him by making him believe that Olivia has fallen in love with him. They arrange for Malvolio to find a fake love
(15) from her. Malvolio believes every word, even the part which asks him to wear yellow (16) stockings if he loves Olivia in return.