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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Summary
BBC production of Casper Wrede and Michael Elliott’s production of Twelfth Night. The following year, telerecorded excerpts from this production were transmitted in a 25-minute programme entitled The Downfall of Malvolio in the For the Schools series (see Radio Times, 7 February 1958, p. 18).
Theatre play
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will by William Shakespeare [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 10 March 1957
Time
8.30pm (90 mins)
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producers
Michael Elliott, Casper Wrede
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Composer
George Hall
Musical Arrangements by
George Hall
Musician
Desmond Dupré (lute)
Musician
Alec Whittaker (hautboy)
Designer
Stephen Taylor
Cast
Nicholas AmerSebastian
Newton BlickSir Toby Belch
Graham CrowdenSir Andrew Aguecheek
George HallFabian
Dilys HamlettViola
Robert HardyOrsino
James MaxwellFeste
John MoffattMalvolio
Priscilla MorganMaria
Maureen QuinneyOlivia
Arthur SkinnerCaptain / Priest
David TerenceValentine
Eric ThompsonAntonio
Paul VieyraCurio / Officer

Additional details

Later transmissions
Telerecorded excerpts transmitted ‘For the Schools’ at 2.05-2.30pm on 14 February 1958.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.

Print sources

Title
BBC Television: Twelfth Night (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 11 March 1957, p. 5
Title
BBC’s Twelfth Night: Traditional Production (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 11 March 1957, p. 4
Title
Radio Times, 7 February 1958 (Magazine)
Linking notes
image and listing of a 1958 programme of telerecorded excerpts transmitted ‘For the Schools’, p. 18
Title
Radio Times, 8 March 1957 (Magazine)
Linking notes
pp. 7 (article) and 13 (listing)

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