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Orson Welles’ Twelfth Night

Alternative title
Twelfth Night
Synopsis
A Mercury Text Record, a series designed to contribute to the developing interest in audiovisual media in teaching Shakespeare. Welles wrote and recorded a prologue to the play which is a conversation between Richard Burbage (Welles) and Shakespeare (George Colouris) about the imagined origins of the play. Welles adds an epilogue and includes comments from critics and playgoers including Jack Manningham and George Brandes. The printed transcript of the play (revised Harper edition) contained over 50 footnotes by Welles.

The CD is packaged with extracts from Julius Caesar and Fun With Mr Shakespeare with George Coulouris and Romney Brent. the scenes from Twelfth Night are II i, II ii, II iii, III i, III ii, IV i, IV ii, V i. Epilogue.
Series
Mercury Text Records
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1939
Duration
73 (total)

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Orson Welles
Cast
Orson WellesMalvolio
Eustace WyattSir Toby Belch
George CoulourisWilliam Shakespeare
Orson WellesRichard Burbage
Will GeerSir Andrew Aguecheek

Additional Details

Theatre company
Mercury Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on CD by Pearl November 1998.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Pavilion Records

Email
pearl@pavilionrecords.com
Web
http://www. pavilionrecords.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (01189) 278 3591
Fax
+44 (01189) 278 4156
Address
Sparrows Green
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6SJ
UK
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