Posts Tagged ‘viola’

So, the Twelve Days of Christmas may be over, but there’s always time to enjoy Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! Oh, and if you are London way, there are the annual Twelfth Night celebrations on Bankside, near The Globe, and for 2012 they take place on 8th January:-

Twelfth Night Festivities - The Holly Man wassails the Thames


Now – for enjoying Shakespeare’s play anywhere, at any time, here is an illustrated article with information, entertainment (yes that does include video, Dame Judi Dench and The Animated Tales!) and helpful links:-



The Countess Olivia by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)

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Don’t worry, no need to be “smiling at grief” – the lack of posts as yet is not truly a tragedy.

Still, exercise a little smiling patience and keep returning for advice, information and fun with Acting Shakespeare!

First though, let me know what you want to find in this blog and – as sung at the end of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – I “will strive to please you every day.”

Actually, it may not be that often, but you understand the thought that counts, I’m sure.

Your responses are what will make this practical acting blog of the very best use to all those interested in performing Shakespeare’s text – it’s what it was written for, after all!


“She sat like patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?”

The disguised Viola in Twelfth Night – Act 2, Scene 4

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