What You Will: a Twelfth Night Adaptation

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brooke Elizabeth Benson (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: For my Senior Honors Project in ECU's Honors College , I have adapted and directed Twelfth Night , cut down to only the sub-plot of Antonio and Sebastian , and titled it What You Will (Shakespeare's alternate title for Twelfth Night). This adapted version of this play will shed light on the often forgotten tragic character of Antonio , whose only downfall was loving someone who didn't love him back. This story is something that everyone has experienced in one way or another , whether it is your cat not wanting to be near you , your middle school crush not giving you the time of day , or watching the person you love marry someone else. Because unrequited love is something all audience members will be able to relate to , I wanted to highlight this sub-plot without all the distraction of the main characters. The main characters are still part of the adapted script , but their main function is to highlight the tragedy of Antonio's story.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2017
Shakespeare, Theatre, Unrequited Love

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