30 seconds of Maria

This is from Act 2 Scene 5 of Twelfth Night. This is the beginning of the famous “Boxtree” scene wherein Maria, as a revenge prank, plots to forge a letter in Olivia’s hand to make Malvolio’s ego believe that she (Olivia) is in love with him. Sport Royal.

Language Work

Yesterday, was a very long day for all of us in MacB*th – we were working with our dialect coach, “dialect doug” on the Original Pronunciation of Shakespeare’s English. Making things difficult, was that during this time, the English language was changing, so words pronounced in his earlier plays, such as Twelfth Night, had by…