Written by Patrick Chavis
As you become more familiar with Shakespeare’s works, you will soon find different trends and concepts explored more than once in different places. I have always felt Twelfth Night to be the perfect example of this. Twelfth Night is like a late-night paper, the kind a brilliant but procrastinating student writes at the last second to graduate. It’s creative, outside the box, and probably a mixture of three or four old ideas–but who cares because we need to pump out another play, and I want to go to the bar! What makes it even more hilarious, it’s also known under the title What You Will. Shakespeare already knows he’s shotgunning out another play, but you have to admire his “you’re gonna love it because I’m Shakespeare” attitude.
Fullerton Community College’s production of Twelfth Night, directed by Tim Espinosa, is a unique and extremely comical rendition. With masterful stage work, design, music, and direction, we witness a truly professional level throughout a large portion of the production. The minor flaws with line delivery and a lack of energy at lengthily sustained moments are pretty much remedied in this brave new adaptation. Continue Reading