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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of Twelfth Night directed by David Farr. Emily Taafe is Viola.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
David Farr
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adern Ilhan
Production Design
Jon Bausor
Cast
Emily TaafeViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Kirsty BushellOlivia
Jonathan SlingerMalvolio
Kevin McMonagleFeste
Bruce MackinnonSir Andrew Aguecheek
Cecilia NobleMaria
Felix HayesFabian
Jan KnightleyAntonio
Nicholas DaySir Toby Belch
Stephen HaganSebastian

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

History
The production is part of the World Shakespeare Festival playing as part of ‘What Country Friends is This?', the Shipwreck Trilogy, along with The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest.
Reviews
"... But Emily Taaffe, nicely vehement in her boyish disguise, and Kirsty Bushell as a sexily imperious Olivia play off each other well, and there is an outstanding Malvolio from Jonathan Slinger. With his slicked-down, sandy hair and snooty gaze, as if someone is holding something offensive beneath his nose, he is the epitome of unearned hauteur; and, while his appearance in yellow stockings topped by a gaudy cache-sexe is hilarious, it is funny because of the actor’s eye for psychological detail. What matters is the Slinger, not the thong’. [Michael Billington, The Guardian 16 April 2012].

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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