Epiphany? What is it? Why do we celebrate it?
On the Twelfth Day …
Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will was first performed on Epiphany in 1602, a day of wild revelry and confusion in which servants often dressed up as their masters, men as floozies, women as priests, teenage boys as bosomy girls and so forth. Shakespeare's gender confusion-driven slapstick features main characters who are hilariously mistaken for the opposite sex.