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The comedy of Act 2 scene 5

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Karen Griffiths

on 21 January 2017

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The comedy of Act 2 scene 5
Is this a 'jest'?

How do we feel about the 'jesters'?

If we laugh at Malvolio, do we empathise with his 'foolers'?


What is comic about this scene?
Who is the butt of the joke here?

Who can we categorise as FOOL in this scene?


How do you feel about Malvolio?
How is Malvolio abused?
Sheep biter
Is Malvolio 'most notoriously abused' or do you think he is a 'well deserving victim of a practical joke that explodes his vanity, social-climbing, and pretentiousness' ?(Maurice Charney)

To what extent does Malvolio get what he deserves?
Woodcock
Staniel
WHY IS MALVOLIO REFERRED TO AS AN ANIMAL SO REGULARLY?
trout
Turkey-cock
On your tables, identify points to argue either case.
cur
Consider the staging of this scene - watch these different stagings - which do you prefer and why?


(keep a note of the different productions...)
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