OK, so just to sum up... in this mega-scene from Twelfth Night the following things have happened so far:
- Malvolio turned up dressed in yellow stockings and made kissy faces at Olivia, who assumed he had gone mad.
- Olivia placed Malvolio in the care of Sir Toby and his cronies, who arranged for him to be locked in a dark room.
- Sir Andrew wrote a letter challenging Viola/Cesario to a duel, egged on by Sir Toby and Fabian.
- Viola/Cesario repelled another onslaught of affection from Olivia and attempted to leave the premises, but was stopped by Sir Toby.
Got all that? OK, let's continue...
The sword fight between Viola and Sir Andrew is often made into an extended comedic set-piece, as neither of them (a) wants to fight, nor (b) are very good at fighting.
Tune in again on Thursday, when we finally wrap this behemoth of a scene up!
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