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We're sisters who like to cook. Our favorite recipe includes eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog.

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I am the queen of the fairies. I have been arguing with my husband, and now he has tricked me into falling in love with a donkey.

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My best friend is the prince of Denmark. I worry about him. His father has died and his mother has already remarried.

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I walk in my sleep, rubbing my hands. I have a guilty conscience.

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I think my father likes my sister better than me. Everyone calls me a shrew. It's not fair!

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I was born under a dancing star. An old friend of mine just got back into town from fighting in a war. I was glad to see him, even though we always argue with each other. My other friends think he and I should get married, but we would have to stop arguing first.

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I have lived on this island all my life and my mother was a witch. A ship landed here and a man with magical powers got out and forced me to work for him. Then another ship crashed, but the people on that ship were a lot kinder to me. I would have helped the man if he'd asked for my help, but now I hate him.

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I just survived a terrible shipwreck, but I think my brother drowned. Now I don't know what to do in this strange new place. I started dressing like a man so I could get a job working for the Duke…but I think I'm falling in love with him!

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8. Viola/Cesario

In this 1874 painting by William Powell Frith, Viola, disguised as a boy named Cesario, meets the Countess Olivia. Things get very complicated because Olivia starts to fall in love with Cesario. Would you be fooled?

Read Viola's speech in Act 2, scene 2, of Twelfth Night, when she realizes that her appearance has fooled Olivia.


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