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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her to help him woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't want the Duke, but finds that she likes the new messenger the Duke's sending. Then, of course, Viola's brother shows up, and merry hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Olivia's uncle and his cohorts are trying to find some way to get back at Olivia's officious majordomo, Malvolio. Written by Kathy Li

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night  »

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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

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As Feste (the fool, the clown) is singing in the final scene, he walks up the "stone" garden steps and they echo loudly, clearly revealing that they are wooden props. See more »

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Version of Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth (1948) See more »

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Stump the Critic - "Darned Near Perfect"
30 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Generally, this space gets lists of good points, lists of bad points, a few irrelevant personal details, and if we're lucky, the reviewer's pet's reaction.

Well, this video is as close to perfect as you could hope for. A strong cast without a weak link, excellent pacing, gratifying visual design.... What am I going to complain about?

Um...Sir Andrew Aguecheek didn't have to go up into falsetto quite so often.

Ah...the sound engineers had trouble keeping up with the shouts and murmurs; perhaps if they had lowered the shouts and raised the murmurs....

Oh, just go ahead and watch it. It doesn't get any better than this.


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