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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
A video recording of the Shakespeare Globe Theatre’s all-male production of Twelfth Night directed by Tim Carroll and with Mark Rylance as Olivia.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2002

Credits

Director
Tim Carroll
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen; Keith McGowan
Production Design
Jenny Tiramani
Costume
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Michael BrownViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Mark RylanceOlivia
Liam BrennanOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Timothy WalkerMalvolio
Peter Hamilton DyerFeste
Albie WoodingtonSir Andrew Aguecheek
Bill StewartSir Toby Belch
James GarnonFabian
James GarnonCaptain
Patrick BrennanAntonio
Peter ShoreyMaria
Rhys MeredithSebastian
Richard GlavesCurio
Richard GlavesFirst Officer

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
White Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); All-male casts

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.
For a detailed account of the rehearsal process and actors’ comments on their interpretation of roles (including Mark Rylance) visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm
General
To celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of the first recorded performance of Twelfth Night at Middle Temple Hall in the City of London on 2 February 1602 a short run of performances were performed there with some cast changes. The production toured the United States in 2003.
History
The production ran 6 May-28 September 2002 (press night May 22) in the Cupid & Psyche Season.
Awards
Jenny Tiramani won an Olivier Award for Best Costume Design for this production.
Reviews
Ben Brantley, ‘Boys Will Be Girls in Pure Shakespeare’ The New York Times, August 29, 2002.

Production Company

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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