William Shakespeare's marvelous madcap comedy explained in plain and simple prose! The eminent literary critic Harold Bloom compared the pacing of Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night" to that of a Marx Brothers comedy. Two words that perhaps best describe a Marx Brothers comedy are insanity and fun. Bloom’s comparison is not as far-fetched as some people might at first think. "Twelfth Night" is also a play about insanity and fun.