What You Will

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  • 38 pages
  • What You Will
  • Charlie Cochrane
  • 20 December 2018

About the Author: Charlie Cochrane

Because Charlie Cochrane couldn t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice like managing a rugby team she writes Her mystery novels include the Edwardian era Cambridge Fellows series, series, and the contemporary Best Corpse for the Job Multi published, she has titles with Carina, Samhain, Riptide and Bold Strokes, among others A member of the Romantic Novelists Association, Mystery People a

What You Will They Say There S No Fool Like An Old Fool Antonio Didn T Count Himself As Old But He Was Fool Than Any Man Ought To Be Who D Flown Around The World And Back Again So Often He Might As Well Have Just Been Going From Deptford To Dartford There Was A Lad Involved There S Always A Lad In The Tale, For Men Like HimAnd Was There A Happy Ending Now That Depends On Whether You Believe What A Certain Playwright Wrote, Or Whether You Want The Real Story

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10 thoughts on “What You Will

  1. Jenre says:

    This review can also be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.This story takes the play Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, places it in a steampunk setting why hasn t the National Shakespeare Company done this yet and shows us the play from the point of view of Antonio, the sea captain who rescues Sebastian from the shipwreck and brings him to Illyria where Sebastian is eventually reunited with his sister, Viola Antonio only appears six times in the play and these form the chapters for the story as he and Sebastian become lovers and get involved in the mix up between Viola and Sebastian.This story really engaged me, mainly because Twelfth Night is one of my favourite of Shakespeare s comedies and a play I know very, very well This meant that the twist on the relationship between Antonio and Sebastian worked for me In the play they are close friends despite not knowing each other too well, and yet it is little speeches such as This youth that you see here I snatch d one half out of the jaws of death, Relieved him with such sanctity of love, And to his image, which methought did promise Most venerable worth, did I devotion.that Antonio makes in the play which made it so that I could entirely believe that instead of the love of Lady Olivia which all happens far too quickly at the end of the play for my liking Sebastian and Antonio are lovers This meant that I read this story, rather interested to know whether Sebastian abandons Antonio for Olivia, or whether there were further twists to the story I won t spoil it for you, but I finished the story with a smile on my face.So, the amusing thing for me was seeing the play from this slightly skewered point of view and I chortled a few times at the turning upside down of the play, and the references to some of the characters such as The streak of water and his fat friend I liked seeing a relatively minor Shakespeare character being given an opportunity for his own story, and the parts that stepped outside the play for a while fitted well with the theme, and fleshed out the character of Antonio .Of course, this means that if you don t know the play Twelfth Night, then you re not going to have a clue about what s happening in the story, or get the references to other characters or the overall story arc of Twelfth Night For those who don t know the play then I suggest watching this rather marvellous Trevor Nunn film version and then you can read this story and chortle at it, like I did.My final niggle is that there is only the slightest nod to the steampunk setting, and that mostly occurs towards the beginning of the story However, I was having so much fun with the rest of it that I didn t mind that so much.Overall, I enjoyed this short story The humour of the situation shines through, and the character of Antonio is given a sympathetic new lease of life in this re imagining of the Twelfth Night story Despite the limitations of its audience this story is clever and amusing and I would recommend it.

  2. H Beeyit says:

    Good enough, just too short to really engage my interest I do wish the steampunk aspects could have been center stage it seemed wallpapered on to me, but the length obviously would have made that very difficult, especially when the business of tinkering with Shakespeare s plot was also involved.A pleasant way to spend an afternoon I m just a bit wistful for what I think it could have been had it been twice, maybe three times as long.

  3. Stevie Carroll says:

    Twelfth Night is just about my favourite Shakespeare play, and everything s better with airships, so I was bound to love this, especially considering who the author was Two very minor niggles not enough airships but lots of asides that related to them so I wasn t too unhappy , and no queering of the text where my other favourite couple in the play is concerned.

  4. Heather says:

    4 1 2 starsA very interesting and intriguing holiday tale to add to any collection As Obi Wan Kenobi says in Star Wars, Who s the foolish The fool or the fool who follows him It s a perfect quote that sums the story up in my opinion and sometimes by short changing the nature of those around us we make ourselves even foolish.