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Re: Twelfth Night
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0400  Thursday, 24 February 2000.

From:           David M Richman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Feb 2000 14:06:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 11.0391 A Twelfth Night Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0391 A Twelfth Night Question

The staging of Shakespeare is fluid, and it does not behoove one to
worry too much about location.  In the present case, Viola has left
Olivia's house.  She is on her way home when Toby and Andrew encounter
her.  The interview with Olivia may have taken place in a garden.
Certainly the scene, spacious and crowded, has an outdoor feel about it
(as opposed to II.iii) which has an indoor, late-night feel about it.
This response is subjective, as are many responses that have to do with
performance.  David Richman

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