Twelfth Night Tradebook
Twelfth Night opens in the court of Illyria with Duke Orsino, a young nobleman pining away for the love of Olivia. Olivia has chosen to reject all suitors in deference to her brother’s death, causing Orsino great melancholy. Meanwhile Viola, a young girl, finds herself shipwrecked on the island of Illyria. She believes her brother to be dead, as they were separated during the storm. To find protection and earn a living, she assumes the name Cesario and dresses as a man to serve as an attendant to Orsino.