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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Video recording of a stage production of Twelfth Night with Illyria transposed to the coast of Brazil in the 1840s, the set suggesting a tropical island as it might have been imagined by Henri Rousseau. Directed by Bram Lewis with Sharon Polcyn as Viola and Ken Kliban as Malvolia.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
22 Aug 1992
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Director
Bram Lewis
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Ward
Production Design
James Tilton
Costume
Jan Finnell
Cast
Sharon PolcynViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Petie Trigg SealeOlivia
Paul CarlinOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Ken KlibanMalvolio
Christopher Dansby FisherAntonio
Cliff SpencerCurio
David TeschendorfSir Toby Belch
Donald BermanSir Andrew Aguecheek
Earl WhittedSebastian
Joseph WhelanCaptain
Lloyd FrazierValentine
Marta VidalMaria

Additional Details

Theatre
Performance Arts Centre, State University College, Purchase, NY
Theatre company
Phoenix Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Holden, Stephen ‘Taking an unromantic view of the shipwrecked Viola’ in New York Times (August 15 1992).

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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