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Twelfth Night 

After a shipwreck, believing her brother has been killed, Viola disguises herself as a boy named Cesario and becomes a courtier to Orsino, who sends her to deliver a message of his love to Olivia, but she falls for the messenger instead.

Director:

John Sichel

Writer:

William Shakespeare (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Guinness ... Malvolio
Tommy Steele ... Feste
Ralph Richardson ... Sir Toby Belch
Joan Plowright ... Viola - Sebastian
Gary Raymond ... Orsino
Adrienne Corri ... Olivia
John Moffatt ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Sheila Reid ... Maria
Riggs O'Hara Riggs O'Hara ... Fabian
Paul Curran ... Sea Captain
Richard Leech ... Antonio
John Byron John Byron ... Priest
Christopher Timothy ... Valentine
Kurt Christian ... Curio
Gerald Moon Gerald Moon ... Gardener's Boy
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After a shipwreck, believing her brother has been killed, Viola disguises herself as a boy named Cesario and becomes a courtier to Orsino, who sends her to deliver a message of his love to Olivia, but she falls for the messenger instead.

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Trivia

In the can for approx 2 years before it managed to secure a transmission in the UK under the Saturday Night Theatre umbrella. See more »

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Opening credits title is John Dexter's Production of Twelfth Night See more »

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Stellar cast is excellent in the bard's whimsical confection
3 April 2004 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Stellar cast is excellent in the bard's whimsical confection...don't expect to see it better done anytime soon. As one would expect, the principle actors are wonderful. However,I must note the equally enchanting presences of two of the supporting players: Gary Raymond as the handsome, somewhat loftily arrogant prince, and Tommy Steele as a his minstrel who performs a lovely medieval ballad accompanying himself on a lute. They both added a great deal of character and romance to this delightful work. This is a prime example of what television is capable of presenting if only there were more producers interested in elevating the tone. I haven't seen anything this enjoyable or star studded since Hallmark Hall of Fame's presentation of another Shakespeare favorite "The Tempest", which boasted Richard Burton, Lee Remick, and Tom Poston in its cast.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1970 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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