The play was particularly interesting not only because of its plot but because of how each actor played their part. Viola, for instance, was especially impressive for playing two characters of opposite sex. There was no instance of awkwardness in the way the actress played. only there was a clear delineation of whom Viola was and who appeared to be “Cesario.” The play has reduced me to immerse in the feeling of love, jealousy, and happiness: love because the play encompassed themes of love that was manifested by the affection of Duke Orsino to Olivia and Olivia’s to “Cesario”. the feeling of jealousy caused by Duke Orsino’s confession of love for Olivia despite the fact that “Cesario” or Viola was secretly in love with him. happiness because everything turned out so well for Viola and Duke Orsino at the end of the day when both got married. This is something special thematically because obviously it must have been particularly difficult for “Cesario” to serve as bridge between Orsino and Olivia when she was actually in love with the duke.
Quite clearly, the play has a definite acting style, that is, a method technique. The actors were attempting to create in themselves the thoughts and feeling of the characters they portrayed in order to create a realistic performance. This approach allowed the entire production to create an impression as if everything was happening in real life. It was as though I was placed in a framework wherein I simply had to watch a real-scene happening within the premise of my own existence.