Emma Smith

Sep 11, 2023

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Part 2: Characters and Questions

A Discussion with Emma Smith

New Books Network 2023

Part 2 looks at the many instances of inversion and transgression, looking at how characters cross boundaries of gender, status, and social role, and how they are punished or rewarded. Professor Emma Smith looks closely at the final scene and how it settles—or doesn’t— the characters’ roles and the play’s own status as a comedy.

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