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Alternative title
Twelfth Night
Synopsis
A televised recording of the Münchner Kammerspiele production of Twelfth Night directed by Dieter Dorn with Cornelia Froboess as Viola.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
1986
Duration
170 mins

Credits

Director
Dieter Dorn
Music
Roberto C. Détrée
Production Design
Jürgen Rose
Costume
Jürgen Rose
Cast
Cornelia FroboessViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Gisella SteinOlivia
Rolf BoysenOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Thomas HoltzmannMalvolio
Peter LührFeste
Arnulf SchumacherAntonio
Claus EberthSir Toby Belch
Doris SchadeMaria
Edgar SelgeSir Andrew Aguecheek
Jochen StriebeckSebastian

Additional Details

Theatre company
Münchner Kammerspiele
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
No period
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Dorn said of the production ‘the driving force of all these figures is their fear that death might have come before life - their fear of dying without ever having lived’. His choice of an older cast matched this idea. It has been assumed that the cast in the 1986 revival is the same as the original cast - a recording of the 1986 revival is the one held by ZDF and the Goethe Institute.
History
Produced at the Kammerspiele, Munich, beginning 20 January 1980; revived, winter 1986-87. A television recording of the revival was made by ZDF and shown on the Theaterkanal on 4 February 2005 and is available from ZDF Programme Service, email: programmservice@zdf.de, http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/. A video cassette was distributed by Focus Films in 1986, now unavailable.
Textual information
Translated into German by Michael Wachsmann and Dieter Dorn.
Reviews
The stage 1980 production was reviewed by Klaus Bartenschlager in Shakespeare Quarterly 32 9(1981), pp. 385-7. Bartenschlager writes ‘the actor’s performed on an empty stage - a white box with sliding door on both sides ... and without a single change of lighting ... Not even their completely unrealistic and anachronistic dress, which was worn inside out, was allowed to create any purely theatrical illusion detracting from the actors’ creation of character, motive and human interaction’.

Archive

Name

Arts Institute-Theatre Institute

Email
info@institutumeni.cz
Web
http://institute.theatre.cz External site opens in new window
Phone
224 809 123
Fax
224 809 123
Address
Celetna 17
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Name

Országos Színháztörténeti Muzeúm és Intézet/Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute

Email
oszmi@ella.hu
Web
http://www.oszmi.hu External site opens in new window
Phone
(36-1) 375 11 84
Fax
(36) 375 11 84
Address
H-1013 Budapest
Krisztina krt
57 Hungary

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Goethe-Institut London Library

Email
library@london.goethe.org
Web
http://www.goethe.de/Ins/gb/lon/wis/bib/auo/enindex.htm External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7411 3452
Fax
020 7584 3180
Address
50 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2PH
Notes
16mm films previously available from the Goethe Institut are now handled by BFI Collections.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0049-(0)6131/70 9510
Fax
0049-(0)06131/70 9515
Address
HA ABD, Programmverwertung und -übernahme
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Germany

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