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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Tim Supple’s production of Twelfth Night made for broadcast on schools’ television. The setting is contemporary with Viola and Sebastian presented as asylum seekers on their arrival in Illyria. With Parminder Nagra as Viola, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Orsino and Michael Maloney as Malvolio.
Series
English Programme, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Transmission details
5 May 2003 at 18:55 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
125 mins
Availability
Out of distribution

Credits

Writer
Andrew Bannerman
Music
Nitin Sawhney
Production Design
Tom Pye
Costume
Jemima Cotter
Art Direction
Nick Gottschalk
Cast
Claire PriceOlivia
Zubin VarlaFeste
Andrew KazamaiaAntonio
Burt CaesarValentine
David TroughtonSir Toby Belch
Ewart James WaltersPriest
Faz SinghatehServant of Olivia
Maureen BieltieMaria
Pete ShentonPolice Officer
Richard BremmerSir Andrew Aguecheek
Ronny JhultiSebastian
Tom RodenPolice Officer
Vic TablianCaptain
Vincenzo NicoliFabian

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
English language and literature; Media studies
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Television drama; Multicultural casting

Notes

Notes
The DVD, released 2005, available region 1 only with Michael Bogdanov’s MACBETH.
Documentation
Free online notes and video clips at www.channel4.com/secondary
Reviews
Review by the National Association for the Teaching of English available at http://www.nate.org.uk/reviews/532.htmk.

Modenessi, Alfredo Michel, ‘This Uncivil and Unjust Extent Against Thy Peace’ : Tim Supple’s Twelfth Night, or What Violence Will ' in Shakespeare Survey 61: Shakespeare, Sound and Screen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). p. 91-103.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Online price
academic subscription
Online format
Download

Sponsor

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.

Distributor

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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