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Synopsis
Twelfth Night, with an all African-American cast, is transformed into a romantic fable set in 1940s Harlem using Duke Ellington songs as its score. The play was directed for stage by Sheldon Epps and for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Notes
A video recording of the first production of the musical at the Old Globe Theatre, Santiago recorded November 10 1996, is also held by TOFT.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
jazz; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors

Credits

Director
Richard Stucker; Sheldon Epps
Music
Duke Ellington; Luther Henderson
Production Design
James Leonard Joy
Costume
Marianna Elliott
Choreographer
Mercedes Ellington
Cast
AndrĂ© De Shields 
Carl Anderson (2) 
Cheryl Freeman 
Larry Marshall 
Lawrence Hamilton 
Tonya Pinkins 
Yvette Cason 

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA
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