Orsino


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Orsino

plays role of languishing lover. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Viola disguises herself as a young man, Cesario, and works as a servant for Duke Orsino. The duke sends Cesario to woo Lady Olivia on his behalf, but she has rejected his advances.
The charm and character of the Georgian townhouse, in the area once home to Shakespeare, is reflected in its new interiors where guests can enjoy romantic luxury in the new feature suites named after characters from the Bard's famous novel 'Twelfth Night' inlcuding Olivia, Viola and Orsino.
These directors are Janice M Babiak; Sophie Brochu; George A Cope; Christine A Edwards; Martin S Eichenbaum; Ronald H Farmer; David Harquail; Linda Huber; Eric R La Fleche; Lorraine Mitchelmore; Philip S Orsino; J Robert S.
The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio.
"IF music be the food of love, play on..." sighs Orsino in the opening line of Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night.
The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio.
It's all a bit wacky, as when Viola (Dinita Gohil), who we first meet in a sari still fresh from her quickly forgotten shipwreck, falls in love with the slightly potty Orsino (a neat, well-constructed performance from debut RSC actor Nicholas Bishop).
Group regulars returning to the stage included Ken Knowles, Lichfield's Town Crier, as the amusing Fabian, David Stonehouse as Lady Olivia, Robin Lewitt as a fantastic Duke Orsino and Chris Stanley proved to be a superb Malvolio.
Viola, shipwrecked and armed with a little hope that she may find her brother Sebastian, disguises herself as a boy named Cesario to serve Orsino as a singer and confidante.
The set is simple but sufficiently versatile to become the homes of both Orsino and Olivia, a town square and Malvolio's prison.