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Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988)

| Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie
A noblewoman disguises herself as a young man and falls for her employer, a lovesick count. Unfortunately, the count's beloved falls for the disguised noblewoman and a comedy of unrequited love and mistaken identities ensues.

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Paul Kafno

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Credited cast:
Frances Barber ... Viola / Cesario
Christopher Hollis Christopher Hollis ... Sebastian / Curio
Julian Gartside Julian Gartside ... Valentine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Barker Tim Barker ... Antonio / Sea Captain
Richard Briers ... Malvolio
Caroline Langrishe ... Olivia
Anton Lesser ... Feste
Abigail McKern Abigail McKern ... Maria
Shaun Prendergast ... Fabian
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Orsino
James Saxon ... Sir Toby Belch
James Simmons ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek
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A noblewoman disguises herself as a young man and falls for her employer, a lovesick count. Unfortunately, the count's beloved falls for the disguised noblewoman and a comedy of unrequited love and mistaken identities ensues.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

A douasprezecea noapte See more »

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The Shakespearean ballad performed by Feste - "Come Away Death" - borrows an adapted melody from Paul McCartney's song "Once Upon A Long Ago". McCartney graciously donated the melody of his song for Kenneth Branagh's original stage production of Twelfth Night, performed by the Renaissance Theatre Company, and allowed the melody to be used in the film version. See more »

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Version of La nuit des rois (1962) See more »

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What? This wasn't good!
18 September 2004 | by adman118See all my reviews

How nice are you people? This was an awful version of the play. There was absolutely no connection between any of the in love pairs, i.e. Olivia and Viola. Olivia had no underlining character whatsoever, she just acted snooty the whole time. It would have been OK if she would have shown any other emotions, but no. The Sebastian-Antonio pair was weak, especially with Antonio. Sevastian and Viola didn't even look alike. Gosh, the Christmas tree had electric lights on it! The music, the characters, and the whole feelings of the play were drab and dull, and even though Maria was exceptionally good, her performance didn't help enough to save this drowning play. Two thumbs down, sorry!


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