|Stephen Fry as Malvolio|
|Stephen Fry wearing the stockings and garters, with Mark Rylance|
|Malvolio in prison|
Shakespeare only used the word "gull" 11 times in all of his plays, so the fact that he uses this word so much in Twelfth Night seems to have been done for a specific purpose.
|Paul Chahidi as Maria and Colin Hurley as Sir Toby|
Finally, the last piece of evidence is the fact that Shakespeare had already compared himself to a bird, a cormorant or shag, in his previous Merchant of Venice play, written around 1596. I wrote more about that here.
In Conclusion, this evidence supports the idea that Shakespeare was making fun not only of the coat of arms, but the falcon as well.
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