Daily Archives: July 23, 2016

Love, Loss, and Desire in Twelfth Night

Published in From Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan, Mainstage Plays

By Cathleen Sheehan Twelfth Night or What You Will presents a duality of loss and love embodied in the pairing of characters—twins as well as lovers. Comedy, as a genre, moves from a place of disorder to order—a community that is off-kilter moves toward social stability embodied in the uniting of a married couple. “The…