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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2005 production of Twelfth Night. Directed by Michael Boyd with Kananu Kirimi as Viola and Richard Cordery as Malvolio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2005
Duration
175 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Woolf; Sianed Jones
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Kananu KirimiViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Aislin McGuckinOlivia
Barnaby KayOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Richard CorderyMalvolio
Forbes MassonFeste
Alan MorrisseyCurio
Barrie PalmerOfficer (First Officer)
Christopher ObiCaptain
Christopher RobertPriest
Clive WoodSir Toby Belch
Eke ChukwuAttendant (Servant)
Gurpreet SinghSebastian
John MackaySir Andrew Aguecheek
Kevin TrainorValentine
Meg FraserMaria
Neil McKinvenAntonio
Nicky HensonSir Toby Belch
Peter BygottFabian
Sally TatumMaid

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
It was announced 5 May 2005 that Nicky Henson, cast as Sir Toby Belch, had to leave the production due to ill-health. Clive Wood took over the role from 24 May. The understudy, Christopher Robert, played the role inbetween. The RSC recording date for this production has not been ascertained so it is not certain who played Sir Toby, although it is likely to have been Christopher Robert.
History
Press night 28 April 2005. The production played at the Novello, London
Reviews
To listen to Michael Boyd discuss the decisions he made during rehearsals and the design process visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/content/3282.aspx

Billington, Michael. The Guardian (29 April 2005 & 14 December 2005)

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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