Twelfth Night


Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night; or, What You Will was probably written around 1601.

The play incorporates a number of themes based on the celebrations of Twelfth Night, which traditionally marked the end of Christmas, including the reversal of roles when servants might take on the roles of masters and vice versa.

Read the full story of Twelfth Night, in plain English.

Dating the play
Kath Bradley explains how we know when Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night.

Famous quotes
We've selected some famous quotes from the play.

Key moments
We've picked out a few key moments from the play.

RSC staging  history 1960-2005
Details of the cast and creatives involved in our productions of Twelfth Night throughout this period.

David Farr's 2012 production
Photos, video interviews and more from this World Shakespeare Festival production.

Photo: Jonathan Slinger as Malvolio in David Farr's 2012 production of Twelfth Night for the World Shakespeare Festival.

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