Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night – Branagh/Thames Shakespeare

Branagh (1988) (Thames Shakespeare Collection) Made for television? VIOLA: Frances Barber FESTE: Anton Lesser DUKE ORSINO: Christopher Ravenscroft MALVOLIO: Richard Briers SIR TOBY BELCH: James Saxon OLIVIA: Caroline Langrishe SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK: James Simmons MARIA: Abigail McKern ANTONIO: Stuart McCreery … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – Live at Lincoln Center

Good grief, tonight is Twelfth Night! I so intended to have all my posts done!  (And my book finished!  And … stuff.  Woops.) However, in honor of the Lord of Misrule and all that, let’s see what I can accomplish.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – by Tim Supple

Theatrical release VIOLA: Parminder Nagra FESTE: Zubin Varla DUKE ORSINO: Chiwetel Ejiofor MALVOLIO: Michael Maloney SIR TOBY BELCH: David Troughton OLIVIA: Claire Price SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK: Richard Bremner MARIA: Maureen Beattie ANTONIO: Andrew Kazamia SEBASTIAN: Ronny Jhutti DIRECTOR: Tim Supple … Continue reading

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Sir Patrick Stewart: Macbeth

Last Wednesday night, Great Performances aired a film version of Rupert Goold’s production of Macbeth, which ran first  in the West End of London and then in Brooklyn, I believe?  starring Sir Patrick Stewart.  I was excited – I love the play, I … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night: Give me some music!

It struck me while watching the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival production again (yet again) that as the music used in the play goes, so goes the play.  Not too groundbreaking an observation, as it has to be a goal of … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night: Money matters

It really does … Through the play money crops up over and over.  It’s a factor in the plot, to a surprising – to me at least – extent. The Captain tells Viola he saw Sebastian riding the waves clinging to … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night: Come away, come away, death

ETA: I’ve been a little surprised to see the number of hits on this post, and maybe it’s made me a little paranoid. But paranoid or not, I need to say: I’m hereby placing a curse on any homework this … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night: put me into good fooling!

FOOL The word in some form is used around eighty times in Twelfth Night.  Almost every one of the main characters is at some point called a fool, an ass, or mad.  There those who are born fools, those who … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – bits and bobs

As I said in the last Shakespeare post, part of my geekiness is that I love, I crave as many versions of each play as possible.  (I need to make nice with the library and start treating myself to massive … Continue reading

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Shakespeare geekery

Well, this took a lot longer to post than I meant it to.  I’m a geek.  This should be obvious from my twinned blogs; the percentage of fantasy and scifi is pretty high.  I’m a once-and-hopefully-future Ren rat.  (Well, according … Continue reading

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