Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Arguably the best part of this play is the cruel practical joke being played on Malvolio by Maria and her drunken hangers-on. Four hundred years later, it's still frequently hysterical to watch the poor deluded sap throw himself upon Olivia, thinking she'll return the favor so that they can make sweet, sweet love. Sadly, Olivia just thinks that Malvolio is either sick or has gone stark raving mad. Either way, it's bad news for the golden-socked lover.
Author: William Shakespeare • Year: 1602 • Info:Wikipedia
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