William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
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On Twelfth Night (prior to Shakespeare play) people celebrate in masquerades; servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women etc. Based on the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia at the same time of year (characterized by drunken revelry and inversion of the social order; masters became slaves for a day, and vice versa) this is the cultural origin of the play’s gender confused driven plot.