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Twelfth Night Summaries. Scene By Scene.

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Act Onescene oneThis scene introduces us to the Duke, who is in love with a girl calledOlivia. His servant goes to ask her wether or not she would like to go out withthe Duke. The message back from her servant is that Olivia will not be seen inpublic for seven years because of the death of her brother.Scene TwoAfter a shipwreck, Viola finds herself of Illyria, a coastal town. Shebelieves that her brother has been killed in the shipwreck, and that she willnever get off this island. After learning about the Duke, she arranges with thecaptain of the ship to disguise herself and to serve the Duke. He may then fall inlove with her.Scene ThreeSir Toby and Maria are talking to each other about Olivia's decision tomorn for seven years. They are also talking about Sir Toby's drinking andfriend, Sir Andrew, a foolish knight that has been brought to the castle as asuitor to Olivia. Sir Andrew says he is going to leave, but Sir Toby persuadeshim not to, as Olivia is not interested in the Duke. Maria leaves, and Andrewand Toby dance.Scene FourViola, already disguised as Cesario (she is referred to as Cesario insteadof Viola throughout the play), has already became a servant to the Duke. Herfirst job is to try and persuade Olivia to go out with the Duke. Viola has fallenin love with the Duke.Scene FiveMaria and Feste the clown are talking when Olivia enters with Malvolio.She has a conversation with Feste, and he gets the better of her. Mariaannounces that a young 'man' (Cesario) is here to see Olivia. She says that if heis from the Duke, she will not see him. Maria returns and says the young manwill not take no for an answer, so Olivia meets him with Maria at her side.Cesario is very convincing about the Duke's love, but Olivia is not unstuck. Shedismisses Cesario, and when by her self, shows that she is in love with 'him'.She sends Malvolio with a ring Cesario apparently left behind, and said heshould return tomorrow.Act TwoScene OneSebastian, Violia's identical twin brother comes to shore after theshipwreck, saved by Antonio. He wants to be Sebastian's servant, but he saysthat he will make it to the Duke's court by himself.Scene TwoMalvolio runs after Cesario to give him the ring. He denies that he gaveit to her, and so Malvolio puts it on the ground in front of him. He (Viola) thinkthat Olivia is in love with 'him'.Scene ThreeSir Toby and Sir Andrew are talking loudly. Feste joins them and sings aromantic song for them. The other two then join in. Maria comes down and tellsthem that they are making to much noise. Malvolio then enters and tells SirToby that if he doesn't stop his drinking, he will be banned from the house byOlivia, his niece. He then leaves, as does Feste. Maria makes up a plan that shewill leave a note that talks of Olivia's love for Malvolio.Scene FourThe Duke, still lovesick calls for some music. Feste arrives and sings alovesick song back to him. He leaves, and Cesario and the Duke talk. Cesario istold to go back and try to woo...

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