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Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Ralph Richardson and Joan Plowright star in this merry on-stage mix-up of identity, gender and love in Tony Award-winner John Dexters production of William Shakespeares Twelfth Night. Originally broadcast on Britains ITV, this classic performance captures all the slapstick, puns and double entendres that have amazed and amused audiences for over four hundred years.
It is splendidly done. But I must confess I prefer the Bard's tragedies and even histories to his comedies. But this play ranks high on Shakespeare's output. I liked it as art. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Freeman Gilbert
In this production, you have a stellar cast who simply can't be beat, in their prime and very much in their element: Shakespeare. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Avery Gordon
Twelfth Night starts out as a farce of mistaken identity, and humor rarely ages well. But about halfway through the play, Shakespeare's characters begin to fight the material,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Frederick Norwood
I have seen many versions of this delightful tale.
This stage play is great, I ordered it, because of the previous reviews and I am glad I did.
I was not at all pleased with this version of Twelfth Night. Viola had almost no facial expressions, she just looked vaguely pleased for the entire play. Orsino had THE worst wig. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by methebookworm
Twelfth Night is Shakespeare's last comedy (as such), bridging directly into the tragedies -- most especially into King Lear, in which the Fool sings precisely the song Feste sings... Read morePublished on October 1, 2010 by Shakespeare