It takes time to settle into one of Shakespeare’s plays. The language has a certain rhythm and the stage an otherworldly feel. Unless the audience is well-versed in the Bard’s classic verses, there is a certain confusion, even tension, throughout the first act. It is not until the second curtain that the audience can relax, sit deeper into their seats, and fully absorb the show.
This is proven true by Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “Twelfth Night.”
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