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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
The Renaissance Theatre Company production of Twelfth Night first staged at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and directed for the stage by Kenneth Branagh. A wintry studio setting determines the tone for this melancholy production directed for television with a thoughtful intensity by Paul Kafno. With Frances Barber is Viola and Richard Briers as Malvolio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1988
Transmission details
30 Dec 1988 at 19:00 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
156 mins

Credits

Director
Paul Kafno
Producer
Paul Kafno
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Pat Doyle; Paul McCartney
Contributor
David Parfitt; Kenneth Branagh
Cast
Frances BarberViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Caroline LangrisheOlivia
Christopher RavenscroftOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Richard BriersMalvolio
Anton LesserFeste
Abigail McKernMaria
Christopher HollisSebastian
James SaxonSir Toby Belch
James SimmonsSir Andrew Aguecheek
Tim BarkerCaptain
Tim BarkerAntonio

Additional Details

Theatre
Riverside Studios
Theatre company
Renaissance Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Caught in the Act
Twelfth Night Video Pack

Notes

Notes
A clip from this version and the Trevor Nunn 1996 film, as well as interviews with Trevor Nunn, Imogen Stubbs and Ben Kingsley are included in the National Association for the Teaching of English video TWELFTH NIGHT VIDEO PACK.
Uses
Ages 11 and up.

Production Company

Name

Renaissance Theatre Company

Name

Thames Television International

Notes
See: Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
http://www.fremantlehomeentertainment.com/ External site opens in new window

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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