She's the Man @ Friday, August 12, 2011

She's the Man - References to the inspiration "12th Night"
(I did this with Baz's R+J for film studies a few years ago, it was fun)

In the trailer, when Viola walks through the school's campus outside, a billboard can be seen on the left hand side advertising the school's production of "What You Will".

The pizza parlor where the kids hang out is called Cesario's.

Duke says: "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them", a quote from the letter read by Malvolio in Twelfth Night.

Various names in the film are taken from Twelfth Night, although the roles in the film bear little or no similarity to their namesakes. These character names are: Malvolio (the name of Malcolm's tarantula), Feste Malcolm's last name), Valentine (Monique's last name), Andrew and Toby (Duke's soccer buddies), Maria (Olivia's friend) and Antonio (Paul's last name)

Stratford Country Club is a reference to Stratford-upon-Avon.

"Illyria", the name of the school, is also the name of the country in which Twelfth Night is set, and "Cornwall", the name of Viola's former school, is the name of the country Viola and Sebastian were originally from in the play.

Sebastian is returning from London on the twelfth.

Orsino, Duke of Illyria becomes simply Duke Orsino ("Duke" being his forename).

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