Is "Twelfth Night" a comedy of mistaken identities?

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Yes!  This is a typical element in comedies during Shakespeare's time since the audience is always in on the joke.  They know more than the characters on stage (dramatic irony) which makes the mistaken identity so darned funny...not to mention that you've got great disguises going on and women are falling in love with men who are really other women in men's clothing, etc.  It makes for great fun.  Check out all the links below since this question has been asked in several formats over the last few months.  Good Luck!!

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