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Was ihr Wollt

Alternative title
Twelfth Night or As You Like It
Synopsis
German Federal Republic made-for-television film based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Ingrid Andree doubles as Viola and Sebastian.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Film; Television
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Transmission details
14 Apr 1963 (Channel: ARD)
Duration
154 mins

Credits

Director
Franz Peter Wirth
Producer
Franz Peter Wirth
Cinematographer
Kurt Gewissen
Writer
A.W. von Schlegel
Music
Bert Grund
Production Design
Helmut Gassner; Walter Blokesch
Costume
Gerd Richter
Cast
Ingrid AndreeViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Heidelinde WeisOlivia
Karl Michael VoglerOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Peter LührMalvolio
Paul Verhoeven (2)Feste
Alfons TauberFirst Officer
Benno SterzenbachSir Toby Belch
Chariklia BaxevanosMaria
Fred KallmannSecond Officer
Fritz WepperValentine
Hanns LotharSir Andrew Aguecheek
Hans CossyAntonio
Ingrid AndreeSebastian
Karl BockxPriest
Karl BockxCurio

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

Notes
A recording of the television broadcast is held by the WDR television archive but availability unclear (7/2007).
History
In a retrospective television series entitled ‘Das gefiel uns damals’ (Things we used to like) the German broadcasting station WDR transmitted Wirth’s filmic version on television. The broadcast was repeated on 26/8/1979 on the German television channels WDR3, HR3, N3.
Textual information
Based on the translation by August Wilhelm von Schlegel
Reviews
Sources: www.filmportal.de (accessed 7/2007), DRA television drama database (DRA Fernsehspiele) at http://www.dra.de/online/datenbanken/fernsehspiele/vollinfo.php?pk=100033830&back=1 (accessed 10/2008)
ID Number: 2150561

Production Company

Name

Bavaria Atelier GmbH

Distributor

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

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