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Finale MARIA
I'm sorry. She has given strict orders that she not be disturbed.

VIOLA
Every other time I've come here she's begged me to stay, yet now she refuses even to see me? It makes no sense.

MARIA
I heard it whispered about the house that she is trysting with a young gentleman.

VIOLA
But just the other day she swore that she loved me!

MARIA
Oh, poor Sebastian...
(sings)
TO FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE OF THE HIGH CLASS
IS VERY NEAR THE WORST THING YOU COULD DO.
FOR THOUGH THEIR SORT WILL SOMETIMES SPORT
WITH OUR CLASS,
THEY'RE BOUND TO BREAK YOUR HEART BEFORE IT'S THROUGH.
I KNOW THE TYPE...

ORSINO
THERE YOU ARE -
YOU MUST LET ME EXPLAIN MYSELF.

VIOLA
Explain what, my Lord?

ORSINO
JUST HEAR ME OUT AND I WILL MAKE AMENDS.

VIOLA
I'm listening.

ORSINO
I'M IN LOVE,
BUT MAYBE WE COULD GET ALONG
JUST AS FRIENDS.

VIOLA
I'm relieved to hear you say that. A friendship would be wiser, I think, since Olivia has already provided for the other
kind of love.

ORSINO
What do you mean?

VIOLA
It breaks my heart to tell you, but just now she was in the arms of a certain young gallant.

ORSINO
Who?

OLIVIA
COME WITH ME, SEBASTIAN,
MY ARMS GROW COLD.
(speaks)
Oh - Duke Orsino... this is unexpected.

ORSINO
You, Sebastian?!

VIOLA
MY LORD, THIS IS PURE FANTASY.
I SWEAR SHE'S NEVER BEEN WITH ME.

OLIVIA
YOU NEEDN'T BOW TO HIM,
FOR NOW YOU'RE MINE INSTEAD.
AND LOVING ME
WILL SET YOU FREE
WHEN WE ARE WED.

ORSINO
You're marrying this boy?

VIOLA
I never said I'd marry you!

OLIVIA
What? Will you rob me of my virtue?

VIOLA
No, you're both mistaken. I am not who you think I am -

ORSINO
YOUTH,
WHOEVER YOU ARE,
I DON'T KNOW WHO I THOUGHT YOU WERE,
BUT KNOW I CAN SEE YOU TRULY ARE A KNAVE.
WHAT YOU'VE COMMITTED IS TREASON -
OF THE HEART -
EVEN SO, IT IS TREASON.
I SENT YOU IN SUIT TO THE LADY OLIVIA,
WHOM YOU SEDUCED AND DISGRACED,
AND THAT I MUST CALL TREASON.
SO,
THOUGH IT TEARS AT MY HEART,
TO UPHOLD THE LAW, I MUST PUNISH YOUR CRIME.
AND WHAT OTHER CHOICE
HAVE I NOW BUT TO SEND YOU AWAY
OR TO SEND YOU AT ONCE TO YOUR GRAVE?

VIOLA
Then let it be the grave. I cannot live if you despise me.

ORSINO
I CHOOSE BANISHMENT.
(speaks)
You'll be on the first ship leaving port tomorrow. After that, never show your face in my land again.

GUARD 1
HAPPY DAY, SIR -
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND.

GUARD 2
THAT PIRATE OF ILL-FAME,
ANTONIO BY NAME.

ORSINO
I remember his face, though I last saw it through the smoke of cannons. We lost a great many of our ships that day. Where
did you capture him?

GUARD 2
HE WAS HERE, SIR,
ON ILLYRIA'S OWN GROUND.

GUARD 1
WE PULLED HIM FROM A FRAY
NOT HALF A LEAGUE AWAY.

ORSINO
Remarkable! To find this salt-water thief on dry land!

ANTONIO
I am neither thief nor pirate. We are enemies - and that is all I will allow.

ORSINO
WON'T YOU SAY, SIR,
BY WHAT POWER WERE YOU BROUGHT
TO PURSUE A COURSE SO FRAUGHT
WITH THE THREAT OF BEING CAUGHT?

ANTONIO
I CAME HERE TO PROTECT THAT LAD -
AND SEE WHO I'M REPAID!
I GAVE HIM ALL THE GOLD I HADM
AND HE REFUSED ME AID.

ORSINO
AH... ANOTHER HE'S BETRAYED.

ANDREW
OH! - SOMEBODY RUN AND FETCH A DOCTOR!

OLIVIA
ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, SIR ANDREW?

ANDREW
NO! - NOT IN THE LEAST, NOR IS SIR TOBY.

OLIVIA
WAS THERE A FIGHT, SIR ANDREW?

ANDREW
I HAD ONLY DEALT THE BOY A GENTLE BLOW OR TWO,
AND FOR THAT HE GAVE ME THIS.

OTHERS
WHO?

ANDREW
AND THIS,

OTHERS
WHO?

ANDREW
AND THIS,

OTHERS
WHO?

ANDREW
AND THIS
AND -

OTHERS
WHO??!

ANDREW
The Duke's boy, Sebastian.

ORSINO
You mean him, sir?

ANDREW
Dear God - there he is!

VIOLA
I never touched you.

ANDREW
I suppose a broken head and a bloody nose are nothing to you? Here comes Sir Toby. If he hadn't been drunk, he would have
tickled you otherwise.

ORSINO
How now, sir? Are you hurt badly?

TOBY
I'll know tomorrow morning. Where's the doctor?

MARIA
It's nothing so bad, Sir Toby. This, and Sir Andrew's wounds, I can tend to as well as any doctor. But as for the boy, he
couldn't have hurt you. He's been here with me.

OLIVIA
Then who has done this to them?

SEBASTIAN
IT WAS I!
(speaks)
Madam, I have hurt your uncle and his friend. But they set upon me, and I was forced to defend myself. You look at me
strangely...

ORSINO
One face, one voice, and two persons.

OLIVIA
Most wonderful!

SEBASTIAN
VIOLA...

VIOLA
SEBASTIAN...
IT'S YOU!

SEBASTIAN
COULD IT BE?

VIOLA
CAN THIS BE TRUE?

SEBASTIAN
IT IT REALLY YOU OR IS IT ME?

VIOLA
I THOUGHT YOU DROWNED.

SEBASTIAN
NO, I WAS FOUND
BY THAT GENTLEMAN THERE.

VIOLA
OH, I KNOW HIM.

SEBASTIAN
HOW?

VIOLA
HE SAVED ME, TOO.

SEBASTIAN
THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE,
HE SAVED ME!

VIOLA
NO, NOT AT SEA.

SEBASTIAN
OH, I SEE -
BUT WHO SAVED YOU?

VIOLA
I DON'T KNOW.
I'VE BEEN HERE IN ILLYRIA.

SEBASTIAN
DRESSED LIKE ME?

VIOLA
IN YOUR CLOTHES.

SEBASTIAN
VERY QUEER.

VIOLA
I SUPPOSE.

SEBASTIAN
BUT THAT EXPLAINS A LOT.
AND NOTHING'S WRONG
AS LONG AS WE'RE
TOGETHER.

(in counterpoint)
VIOLA
AND NOW THERE'S NOT A THING I
LACK BECAUSE WE'RE BACK
TOGETHER!

ORSINO
VIOLA...?

OLIVIA
SEBASTIAN...?

SEBASTIAN
So it seems, my lady, you were mistaken. In vain, you courted a woman. But now she has come back to you as a man. I hope it
fits.

OLIVIA
I'm sure it will.

VIOLA
Where did you get that ring, Sebastian?

SEBASTIAN
Sister, there's something you ought to know. Before coming here, I called upon the Duke, who spoke to me in a manner that,
while very unsettling to my ears, might have been sweet music to yours - since you were, I believe, his intended audience.

ORSINO
YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE,
THOUGH WE BEGAN AS FRIENDS
NOW AS OUR STORY ENDS
WILL YOU BE MINE?

VIOLA
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN YOURS.

ORSINO
AS LONG AS I HAVE VIOLA...

OLIVIA
AND I HAVE SEBASTIAN...

SEBASTIAN, VIOLA, ORSINO, AND OLIVIA
THEN EVERYTHING TURNS OUT -

MALVOLIO
WRONG!
YOU'VE DONE WRONG TO ME, MADAM.

FESTE
I beg your pardon, madam. The madman begged for a chance to plead his case in person, and I, fool that I am, took pity on
him.

OLIVIA
Is he still in his distracted state?

MALVOLIO
IN MY HAND I HOLD THE VERY LETTER THAT YOU WROTE,
URGING ME TO EACH ABNORMAL DEED.
WILL YOU NOW PRETEND TO ME THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR NOTE,
WHEN THE PROOF IS HERE FOR ALL TO READ?

OLIVIA
GIVE IT HERE.

MALVOLIO
YES, AND GLADLY, MY DEAR.

OLIVIA
Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing.

MALVOLIO
Oh, come. Whose else could it be?

MARIA
My Lady, I must confess, the handwriting is mine.

MALVOLIO
What?

MARIA
Though the words are Sir Toby's.

TOBY
What?

MALVOLIO
NOW I SEE!
THE TWO HAVE CONSPIRED AGAINST ME.
HPOING TO MAKE AN ASS OF ME,
THEY PLAYED THEIR LITTLE PRANK.

OLIVIA
Toby, if this is true, then you have gone too far. If this was a cruel trick on Malvolio, my faithful steward, then I'll
have no choice but to throw you out!

MARIA
My Lady, he's done no wrong. It was simply a love letter that he wrote - to me. And when I had worn the original parchment
thin with reading it over to myself, I re-copied the letter in my own hand.

MALVOLIO
LIES, MORE LIES!
ALL YOU NEED DO IS READ IT.
AS YOU WILL SEE,
THE AUTHORS HAVE ME IN MIND!

OLIVIA
"I LONG TO TELL THE WORLD HOW WELL I LOVE YOU,"

MALVOLIO
THE RELEVANT MATTER IS UP AHEAD.
YOU'LL SEE HOW THEY MEANT ME TO BE MISLED.

OLIVIA
"AND OF MY LOVE THE WORLD MAY KNOW IN TIME."

MALVOLIO
THEY WROTE IT TO SEEM LIKE IT CAME FROM YOU.
YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN IN A LINE OR TWO.

OLIVIA
"IN FORTUNE, I AM SOMEONE HIGH ABOVE YOU,"

MALVOLIO
HIGH ABOVE YOU...

OLIVIA
"AND SO 'TIL NOW I'VE TOLD NOT HOW I PINE."

MALVOLIO
SOMEONE HIGH.
SOMEONE LOW.
YOU AND I.
THERE YOU GO!
NOW YOU SEE,
IT WAS ME
THAT THEY MEANT -
(a sudden, awful realization)
OH NO!

TOBY
"BEFORE TODAY I'VE SEEN YOU PLAY THE SERVANT,"

MALVOLIO
But A, M, I are all in... your name.

TOBY
"BUT SOME WERE MEANT TO CIRCUMVENT THEIR FATE."

MALVOLIO
But the cross-gartered yellow stockings...
(MARIA reveals that she's wearing cross-gartered yellow stockings under her skirt)

TOBY
"SO IF FOR ME YOUR LOVE WOULD BE AS FERVENT,
I'LL SEE THAT YOU RISE EQUAL TO MY STATE."

MARIA
AND JUST LIKE THAT,
THE MAN IS MINE.

ORSINO
Another couple joins us at the already overcrowded altar. It seems that some of this thrice-magnified good fortune ought to
spill over onto those around us. Antonio, I am told that you came to the rescue of both brother and sister. For this valiant
service, I grant you your freedom.

OLIVIA
But poor Malvolio! He has suffered so terribly. How can we make it up to him?

MALVOLIO
It's no use. I shall never recover.

TOBY
Cheer up, man. If you've lost some dignity - well, the better for you. Meanwhile, what you've lost, I've somehow gained, so
pity me - I may die a respectable man!

MALVOLIO
I'll keep my pity to myself, thank you. The pirate is pardoned; you and everyone else will be married. What comfort's there
for me?

TOBY
Might I make a suggestion?
(sings)
FIRST YOU TAKE
A TINY SWIG OF ALE
YOUR THIRST TO SLAKE,
BUT THEN THE TASTE IS STALE
SO NOW TO MAKE IT BETTER,
HAVE SOME CAKE
BID THE BITTERNESS GOODBYE...

MALVOLIO
But now my mouth is dry.

TOBY AND MARIA
SO FIRST YOU TAKE
A TINY SWIG OF ALE

TOBY, MARIA, AND ANDREW
YOUR THIRST TO SLAKE,
BUT THEN THE TASTE IS STALE

TOBY, MARIA, ANDREW, VIOLA, AND OLIVIA
SO NOW TO MAKE IT BETTER,
HAVE SOME CAKE

TOBY, MARIA, ANDREW, VIOLA, OLIVIA, ORSINO, AND SEBSTIAN
BID THE BITTERNESS GOODBYE,

ALL
BUT NOW YOUR MOUTH IS DRY.
SO FIRST YOU TAKE
A TINY SWIG OF ALE,
YOUR THIRST TO SLAKE,
BUT THEN THE TASTE IS STALE.
SO NOW TO MAKE IT BETTER,
HAVE SOME CAKE.
BID THE BITTERNESS GOODBYE,

GROUP 1
BUT NOW YOUR MOUTH IS DRY.

GROUP 2
NOW YOUR MOUTH IS DRY.

GROUP 3
NOW YOUR MOUTH IS DRY,

ALL
CAKES AND ALE!
LET THE MERRIMENT AND THE MIRTH PREVAIL.
AND A WONDERFUL WAY TO TIP THE SCALE
WOULD BE TO TOP OUR TALE
BY HAVING CAKES AND ALE!

FESTE
ILLYRIA,
LOVELY ISLE.
SOME YEARS AGO I ANCHORED THERE A WHILE.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR THERE MUST HAVE AN ODD EFFECT,
FOR EV'RY KIND OF IDLE FANCY GROWS UNCHECKED...
IN ILLYRIA,
LAND OF FOOLS,
WHEN CLARITY'S A RARITY AND MADNESS RULES.
WHERE CLARITY'S A RARITY AND MADNESS RULES.
MANY MEN STEER CLEAR OF THOSE SHORES.

ALL
AH, BUT ILLYRIA.
I'M STILL YOURS.

[Thanks to Sara for lyrics]
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