Shakespeare is much on Stephen's mind on June 16—he thinks of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra in Proteus, and is readying himself to reference dozens of the Bard's works in Scylla and Charybdis—so it is hard not to hear allusions to Twelfth Night when he associates the unnamed young woman whom he saw through Hodges Figgis' window with "kickshaws" and "yellow stockings." Both details imply dislike.

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Stephen Fry as Malvolio, in a production directed by Tim Carroll in 2012. Source: