Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Twelfth Night

Closed March 31, 2013

Shakespeare as it should be done, fast, sinuous and surprising

The Independent, UK

Why See Twelfth Night?

One of Shakespeare?s best loved comedies of love and confusion, Twelfth Night tells a twisted tale of mistaken identity, transformation and deception. With a man playing a girl disguised as a boy (keep up!), illusion and reality are almost indistinguishable on this island of Illyria. Dark and delightful, the play asks "What happens when you fall in love with the wrong person?" and the answer is both beautiful and bittersweet.


In The Taming Of The Shrew two, disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of beautiful Bianca whilst gold digging Petruchio agrees to wed her viciously ill-tempered sister Kate sight-unseen. The difference between marrying for love and marrying for money, however, becomes increasingly difficult to judge. This brash, brutal and darkly comic story pulls no punches.

Both plays explore beautifully how being in love with the wrong person reveals true feeling as Shakespeare asks us to examine what makes happiness.
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Opening night: 7 March 2013


Suitable for ages 12 and above

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