By William Shakespeare
Set in a topsy-turvy international like a vacation revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot round separated twins, lost passions, and incorrect id. Juxtaposed to it's the satirical tale of a self-deluded steward who desires of turning into “Count Malvolio” basically to obtain his comeuppance by the hands of the merrymakers he needs to suppress. the 2 plots mix to create a farce touched with depression, combined all through with seductively attractive explorations at the issues of affection and time, and the play ends, now not with laughter, yet with a clown’s unhappy track.
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