William Shakespeare (1564—1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, considered by many as the greatest English writer. Hundreds of specialists were able to translate his works into every major language, and most of the plays are performed more often than those of any other author. Also known as "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" this play is a comedy that revolves around the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is also in love with Countess Olivia. On the other side Countess falls in love with Viola thinking she is a man, thus creating an intriguing love triangle.