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Twelfth Night or What You Will

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play directed by Sally Avens, featuring Audio Drama award winners Rosie Cavaliero as Maria and David Tennant as Malvolio. Music composed by Roger Goula.
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Apr 2012 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Sally Avens
Producer
Jessica Dromgoole; Sally Avens
Music
Roger Goula
Cast
Naomi FrederickViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Vanessa KirbyOlivia
Paul ReadyOrsino, Duke of Illyria
David TennantMalvolio
James LaileyFeste
Adam JamesSir Andrew Aguecheek
Don GiletFabian
Harry LivingstonValentine
Peter Hamilton DyerAntonio
Ron CookSir Toby Belch
Rose CavalieroMaria
Trystan GravelleCaptain

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The same radio acting company features in the Drama on 3 productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and a repeat of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all broadcast in May 2012 (see separate entries).
History
Part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Unlocked season and the first of three new radio productions of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC Radio 3 in 2012. Broadcast as part of BBC radio 3’s Shakespeare and Love season.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC programme information http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01g4vgj

E Jane Dickson, "The Bard takes gold", Radio Times 21-27 April 2012, pp-114-115.
Review by Scott Matthewman, The Stage, "Unlocking Shakespeare on the Radio’, 16 April 2012, http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/tvtoday/2012/04/unlocking-shakespeare-on-radio/ (accessed May 2012)
"The cast is incredibly strong — David Tennant (Malvolio) and Rosie Cavalliero (Maria) grab all the headlines, but Ron Cook’s Sir Toby Belch is glorious. And while the big names dominate the part of the story that sees uppity servant Malvolio tricked into believing that he is loved by his mistress, the main plot’s more romantic undertones are beautifully served by Naomi Frederick as Viola/Cesario, Paul Ready’s Orsino and Vanessa Kirby’s Olivia.

(Incidentally, if you get the chance, listen to the play with a copy of the script in your hand. It’s enlightening just how much of Act I in particular gets rejigged, making sure to introduce each character by name wherever possible until the listener can comfortably identify each character.)"

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
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

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