Twelfth Night's "Notorious Abuse" of Malvolio: Shame, Humorality, and Early Modern Spectatorship

  title={Twelfth Night's "Notorious Abuse" of Malvolio: Shame, Humorality, and Early Modern Spectatorship},
  author={Allison P. Hobgood},
  journal={Shakespeare Bulletin},
  pages={1 - 22}
In John Manningham's famous account of a 1602 performance of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, he recalls the play as being most concerned with the gulling of Malvolio: A good practise in it to make the Steward beleeve his Lady widdowe was in Love with him, by counterfayting a letter, as from his Lady, in generall termes, telling him what shee liked best in him, and prescribing his gesture in smiling, his apparaile, c Bruckner contends, not unlike Manningham, that the way in which "Malvolio… 
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