In the kingdom of Illyria, a Duke named Orsino lies around listening to music, pining away for the love of Lady Olivia.
Off the coast, a storm has caused a terrible shipwreck and a young, aristocratic-born woman named Viola is swept onto the Illyrian shore. Her twin brother, Sebastian is also shipwrecked and Viola fears that he is dead.
My brother, Sebastian might be dead.😢
Instead, she decides to disguise herself as a man, taking on the name of Cesario, and goes to work in the household of Duke Orsino.
May I work for you Sir Orsino
Viola finds herself falling in love with Orsino—a difficult love to pursue, as Orsino believes her to be a man.
I feel like I am starting to fall in love with Mr Orsino.
Meanwhile, Sebastian, who is still alive after all but believes his sister Viola to be dead, arrives in Illyria along with his friend and protector, Antonio.
The love triangle is complete: Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario—and everyone is miserable.