Viola and her twin brother are shipwrecked in an enemycountry. Viola thinks her brother is dead. She is alone andneeds a job so she puts on boys’ clothes.
My new name is Cesario.
This is Duke Orsino. Viola arrives at his palace and asks for a job. She becomes his messenger.
Viola is sad because she loves Duke Orsino!
Cesario, take this message to Lady Olivia. Tell her I love her.
This is Lady Olivia. Viola goes to her house.
‘I do not love Duke Orsino.’
Viola is worried because Lady Olivia starts to fall in love with Cesario!
‘I’m sorry. I can’t marry you.’
‘Duke Orsino loves you.’
This is Sebastian, Viola’s brother. He is alive! Lady Olivia sees him and thinks that he is Cesario.
‘Cesario, please will you marry me?’
Sebastian doesn’t understand, but he thinks Lady Olivia is very beautiful.
‘Yes, um, OK. Let’s get married!’
Later, Duke Orsino and Viola go to see Lady Olivia. Duke Orsino is surprised when Olivia calls Viola her husband.
‘Cesario, my husband!’
When Duke Orsino sees Viola he falls in love with her and asks her to marry him.Duke Orsino and Viola are happy. Lady Olivia and Sebastian are happy too. Theydecide to have a double wedding party to celebrate!
Later, Duke Orsino and Viola go to see Lady Olivia. Duke Orsino is surprised when Oliviacalls Viola her husband.
‘My real name is Viola and this is my brother, Sebastian.’