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Nichts als Sunde. [Twelfth Night] (1965, Hanus Burger)

TitleNichts als Sunde. [Twelfth Night]
Release LocationsEast Germany
DirectorHanus Burger
MediumColor video
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (teleplay)


Made for East German television in 1965. Information furnished here is taken from clippings in the Ball collection at the Folger Library. It does not seem to be the same production as number 652 above, though there is a remarkable interest in Twelfth Night among the Germans in this decade

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

ViolaHelga Cockova
OrsinoArno Wyziewski
OliviaAnne Kathrin Burger
Uncle TobyHans-Joachim Hegewald
MalvolioHerwart Grosse
SebastianHerbert Graedtke
MajordomoPeter Kiwitt

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorHanus Burger
ScreenplayHanus Burger
CameraHelmut Grewuld
ProductionHelmut Klein
SetAlfred Hirschmeier

Company Overview

Producer Ein DEFA-Musical in Farbe und Totalvision

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell