Twelfth Night: More Bawdy (the “more thrusting” edition)

[PART TWO OF OUR EXPLICIT CONTENT AHEAD… SKIP IF EASILY OFFENDED

Eric Partridge called Twelfth Night “the cleanest comedy except A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Shakespeare’s Bawdy, Partridge, Eric. New York: Routledge Classics, 2001; page 57), as we saw yesterday, not exactly…]

As is my modus operandi, with every play, I like to take a little dive into that dirty little pool called bawdy… yesterday, we got our waders on and headed into Twelfth Night… today, let’s go a little deeper, a little harder, a little faster, and have a little bawdy thrust upon us…

(see what I did there?)

[CONTENT REDACTED: In this blog entry, I made reference to Dr. Pauline Kiernan’s work and book on bawdy in the Bard, Filthy Shakespeare; in doing so, I have offended her by my tone and use of her material. I apologize for the offense, and have thus redacted the reference.]

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