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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
A production staged for television by John Sichel with Joan Plowright as Viola/Sebastian, Alec Guinness as Malvolio, Tommy Steele as Feste and Ralph Richardson as Sir Toby Belch.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
12 Jul 1970 at 22:15 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
110 mins

Credits

Director
John Sichel
Producer
Cecil Clarke; John Dexter
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Carl Toms
Contributor
Peter Roden
Cast
Joan PlowrightViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Adrienne CorriOlivia
Gary RaymondOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Alec GuinnessMalvolio
Tommy SteeleFeste
Christopher TimothyValentine
Joan PlowrightSebastian
John ByrdPriest
John MoffattSir Andrew Aguecheek
Kurt ChristianCurio
Paul CurranCaptain
Ralph RichardsonSir Toby Belch
Richard LeechAntonio
Riggs O’HaraFabian
Sheila ReidMaria

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
First shown on British television in ATV’s Weekend Play series. Released on DVD in the UK 2008 replacing a VHS version which had been out of distribution.
Reviews
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/527251 (accessed 4/2009). Clips are available for viewing to registered users.

Production Company

Name

ATV

Name

John Dexter Productions

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company, Mail Order

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk/buyonline/shopping/index.asp?category=65&sessionid=958647199122126557164598758&deptnum=2 External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 748114
Fax
01789 748115
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6B

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