Twelfth Night

Time Spent:

840 Hours

Characters:

PANDARUS, DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, VALENTINE, VIOLA, Captain, SIR TOBY BELCH, MARIA, SIR ANDREW, Clown, OLIVIA, MALVOLIO, ANTONIO, SEBASTIAN, FABIAN, Servant, First Officer, Second Officer, Priest

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. DUKE ORSINO's palace. Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and other Lords, Musicians attending If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! Enough, no more: 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before. O spirit of love! how quick and fresh art thou, That, notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there, Of what validity and pitch soe'er, But falls into abatement and low price, Even in a minute: so full of shapes is fancy That it alone is high fantastical. Will you go hunt, my lord? What, Curio? The hart. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have: O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, Methought she purged the air of pestilence! That instant was I turn'd into a hart, And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, E'er since pursue me. Enter VALENTINE How now! what news from her?

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan