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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Television production of the play featuring actors such as Newton Blick, John Moffatt and Maureen Quinney, who were mainly recruited from London’s West End theatres.
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
10 Mar 1957 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy traced

Credits

Producer
Casper Wrede; Michael Elliott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
George Hall
Art Direction
Stephen Taylor
Cast
Dilys HamlettViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Maureen QuinneyOlivia
Robert HardyOrsino, Duke of Illyria
John MoffattMalvolio
James MaxwellFeste
Arthur SkinnerCaptain
Arthur SkinnerPriest
David TerenceValentine
Eric ThompsonAntonio
George HallFabian
Graham CrowdenSir Andrew Aguecheek
Newton BlickSir Toby Belch
Nicholas AmerSebastian
Paul VieyraOfficer
Paul VieyraCurio
Priscilla MorganMaria

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Downfall of Malvolio, The

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a rehearsal script.
Reviews
"The production...will not distract the viewer with gimmicks .., but will rely for its effectiveness on a sparkling pace, a spacious, airy set, an essentially youthful cast, and above all the magic of the play itself". Rowan Ayers, "BBC Television presents ... TWELFTH NIGHT, Radio Times 8 March 1957, p.7.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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