OK. Back to Twelfth Night. Are you ready for this?
THE STORY SO FAR: ...oh gosh, do I really have to do this? OK, fine... Viola, disguised as Cesario, with whom the lady Olivia is infatuated, is challenged to a duel by Sir Andrew, who has been egged on to do so by Sir Toby, who is a jerk. However, the duel is never fought because Antonio, the rugged seaman who is besotted with Viola's missing twin brother, Sebastian, mistakes Cesario for Sebastian and intervenes. He's then arrested and Viola goes back to Orsino's court. Unbeknownst to anyone, Sebastian is happily wandering around Elyria, totally ignorant of all these goings-on.
GOT IT? I hope so, because I'm not repeating it.
"Are all the people mad here?" is probably one of my favorite underrated comedic lines from this play. It pretty much sums up what a lot of the audience is thinking at this point as well.
I'm not sure how I feel about Sebastian. Surely a true gentleman would have said something like "I'll go with you, but you may or may not be mistaking me for somebody else and I've never seen you before" before accepting a strange woman's clearly romantic invitation.
But then, all the people are mad here.
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