This paper discusses the play of Shakespeare, Twelfth Night particularly the comedy and the conventions used in it.
What makes the play twelfth night a comedy?
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare presents the best example of a true Elizabethan romantic comedy. Though the themes constituting the play like lunacy and absurdness of love place it in the category of a rather unconventional comedy. Nevertheless, if closely analyzed for conventions of romantic comedy, Twelfth Night certainly is one. The many elements of this play by Shakespeare provide resemblance to the Elizabethan romantic comedy. These conventions of comedy used in Twelfth …
… passages, it is evident that Twelfth Night is one of the most beautifully written comedy by Shakespeare. Shakespeare has made a perfect blend of seriousness as well as a mixture of laughter, tenderness and passion in this play.
The play, Twelfth Night does not overflow with humor and mirth. Unlike some of his other works, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is the purest and merriest comedy depicting almost all forms of comedy and regarding serious issues with a touch of humor.