The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0146 Monday, 16 February 1998.
Date: Monday, 16 Feb 1998 11:30:54 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject: Re: Twelfth Night
>On Feb 8, john Owen wrote:
>Yes, the Marlowe Society's version [of Twelfth Night] is first rate
>although I wonder how sombre Mr. Whitehead thinks TN ought to be.
Please don't get me wrong, Twelfth Night is my favourite Shakespearean
play, and I believe that the Marlowe Society's version is wonderful.
However, recently I have begun to consider what a darker, more sinister
version of Twelfth Night might be like. It would be entirely possible
to read this as a play containing a decadent upper class, completely
indifferent to the viscous, revenge motivated, subplot. Like MSD this
play has a darker side which is often ignored in performances.