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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Live sound recording of John Barton’s Twelfth Night for the RSC with Judi Dench as Viola and Donald Sinden as Malvolio.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
22 Feb 1971

Credits

Director
John Barton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Tubbs
Cast
Judi DenchViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Lisa HarrowOlivia
Richard PascoOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Donald SindenMalvolio
Emrys JamesFeste
Adrian HarmanGuitar player
Alton KumaloFabian
Anthony PedleyFirst Officer
Christopher BigginsSecond Officer
David DundasValentine
Elizabeth SpriggsMaria
Gordon ReidSebastian
Jeffery DenchSir Andrew Aguecheek
John BerwynSailor 2
Leonard FentonCaptain
Michael ShannonSir Topaz
Miles AndersonServant
Morgan SheppardAntonio
Peter MessalineSailor 1
Roger ReesCurio
Tony ChurchSir Toby Belch

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
An extract from the recording from Act II v ``Tis but fortune...thou wilt have me’ is accessible electronically onsite at the British Library Sound Archive.
History
Press Night 21 August 1969, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Reviews
Donald Sinden gives a detailed analysis of how he approached and performed the role of Malvolio in Players of Shakespeare 1: Essays in Shakespearean Performance edited by Philip Brockbank (Cambridge: CUP, 1988), pp. 41-60.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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