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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
A videorecording of Sam Mendes’ production of Twelfth Night made at the Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY. Emily Watson is Viola and Simon Russell Beale plays Malvolio.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Feb 2003
Duration
156 mins

Credits

Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
George Stiles
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Costume
Mark Thompson
Cast
Emily WatsonViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Helen McCroryOlivia
Mark StrongOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Simon Russell BealeMalvolio
Anthony O’DonnellFeste
David BradleySir Andrew Aguecheek
Gary PowellAntonio
Gyuri SarossySebastian
Luke JardineFabian
Paul JessonSir Toby Belch
Selina CadellMaria

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
First staged at the Donmar Theatre, Covent Garden, London and Mendes’ final work as the Donmar’s director. The production was conceived as repertory piece, alternating performances with Uncle Vanya using the same cast and each play informing the other. The two productions secured three Olivier Awards in the UK but were critically savaged in the New York press. The studio production was not helped by being staged in the 900-seater Harvey Theatre where delicacies of performance were frequently lost.
Awards
Sam Mendes won an Olivier Award for Best Director for this production.

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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