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Twelfth Night

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Synopsis
Twelfth Night directed for radio by Eoin O’Callaghan, with Michael Maloney, Josette Simon and Anne-Marie Duff. Introduced by Richard Eyre. With music composed and performed by Neil Brand, and accompanied by Max de Wardener, Stuart Hall and George Hinchcliffe.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Recording date
3 Apr 1998
Transmission details
17 May 1998 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Eoin O’Callaghan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Neil Brand
Cast
Anne-Marie DuffViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Josette SimonOlivia
Michael MaloneyOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Hugh RossMalvolio
Nicky HensonFeste
Brian BovellAntonio
Christopher WrightFabian
Dermot CrowleySir Andrew Aguecheek
Geraldine FitzgeraldMaria
Iwan ThomasSebastian
John RoweCaptain
Philip JacksonSir Toby Belch

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 1999, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by Eoin O’Callaghan are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
The production marks the 75th anniversary of the first radio broadcast of Shakespeare’s play and was transmitted to complement AN EPIPHANOUS USE OF THE MICROPHONE (see separate entry).
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Reviews
Michael P. Jensen comments that the play’s 1930s "chic Mediterranean coastal resort" setting "comes through only from the annoying, near continuous nature sounds, and during infrequent spurts of music that are sometimes old jazz and sometimes music hall". From ‘Entries Play by Play’, in Richard Burt (ed.), Shakespeare after Shakespeare: An Encyclopaedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture, Vol. 2 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007), p. 575, Entry 2612.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor (Sale)

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Online Retailer

Name

Retail outlets

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