Twelfth Night is being performed at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ this weekend, and my 12-year old daughter and I have tickets!
As I’ve said before, viewing the performance of a Shakespearean play is essential to a better understanding of the language, plot, characterizations, setting, among other literary devices of this genre. To put it plainly: the plays were meant to be performed and viewed, not read.
My daughter’s 7th grade class might be reading Twelfth Night this year, so I hope that this performance will enrich her appreciation of the play.
For anyone in the NJ/NY/PA area, there is still limited ticket availability for tonight and tomorrow (March 1st and 2nd) via the State Theatre. (link attached)
PS: Olivia’s quote citation used in the post heading: (TN. 1.5.233-234)