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Stasis and Sexuality in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Formal play analysis

Character illustration of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

In his play Twelfth Night, Shakespeare encourages his audience to imagine sexual freedom. The society of his time (the play was written in the early 1600s) wasn’t exactly comfortable with queerness and LBGTQ people are still being fought to be accepted today. In Twelfth Night’s Illyria, men are allowed to be attracted to men and women…

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