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Sep 15, 2021

Where did Shakespeare get his jokes? In today's episode, we dive into the comedic tropes Shakespeare uses in the plot of Twelfth Night and where they came from. 

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was "Korey Leigh Smith".

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

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Works referenced:

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Felver, Charles S. “Robert Armin, Shakespeare's Source for Touchstone.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 1, 1956, pp. 135–137. JSTOR, Accessed 21 Aug. 2021.

Gray, Austin K. “Robert Armine, the Foole.” PMLA, vol. 42, no. 3, 1927, pp. 673–685. JSTOR, Accessed 17 Aug. 2021.

Hobgood, Allison P. “‘Twelfth Night’s’ ‘Notorious Abuse’ of Malvolio: Shame, Humorality, and Early Modern Spectatorship.” Shakespeare Bulletin, vol. 24, no. 3, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, pp. 1–22, Accessed 20 Aug. 2021.

G. Salingar. “The Design of Twelfth Night.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 2, 1958, pp. 117–139. JSTOR, Accessed 21 Aug. 2021.

“La Commedia Dell'arte.” La Commedia Dell'Arte, Accessed 21 Aug. 2021

Penuel, Suzanne. “Missing Fathers: Twelfth Night and the Reformation of Mourning.” Studies in Philology, vol. 107, no. 1, 2010, pp. 74–96. JSTOR, Accessed 15 Aug. 2021.

“Twelfth Night (Theatre).” TV Tropes, Accessed 15 Aug. 2021.