One of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, TWELFTH NIGHT employs mistaken identity, misguided love, and mistreatment of a pompous servant. The following is from the Folger Shakespeare Library: “After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Viola goes into service with Count Orsino…, disguised as a young man, “Cesario.” Orsino sends Cesario to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Viola, in the meantime, has fallen in love with Orsino.”
Meanwhile, Olivia’s kinsman, Sir Toby Belch, along with his friends, make fun of Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, by playing a sinister joke on him. Unbeknownst to Viola, her brother Sebastian has been rescued, and Olivia mistakes Sebastian for Cesario (Viola’s disguise!). By play’s end, Malvolio vows revenge on Sir Toby and his gang, while the mistaken identities are revealed, and 2 couples head towards marriage.