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William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Alternative title
Twelfth Night
Synopsis
Live television broadcast of the stage production directed by Nicholas Hytner for the Lincoln Centre 1998 Festival. Helen Hunt is Viola and Philip Bosco is Malvolio.
Series
Live from Lincoln Center
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
30 Aug 1998 (Channel: PBS)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Nicholas Hytner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jeanine Tesori
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Costume
Catherine Zuber
Cast
Helen HuntViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Kyra SedgwickOlivia
Paul RuddOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Philip BoscoMalvolio
David Patrick KellyFeste
Adam DannheisserOfficer/Lord
Brian MurraySir Toby Belch
Daniel SunjataValentine
Jack DavidsonPriest
Julio MongeAntonio
Kevin DanielsOfficer/Lord
Maria HillMaria
Matte OsianOfficer/Lord
Max WrightSir Andrew Aguecheek
Paul O’BrienCaptain
Rick StearSebastian
Skipp SudduthFabian
Steven OchoaCurio

Additional Details

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The accent the actors speak is New England.
History
The broadcast was hosted by opera singer Beverly Sills.
Reviews
Stage production review: Ben Brantley ‘Addled Sailors in Sea of Love’ in New York Times (17 July 1998). A transcript of an intermission interview Hytner gave to John Goberman live from the Lincoln Centre (30 August 1998) is available at http://www.pbs.org/lflc/backstage/twelfthnight/hytner.htm

Production Company

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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