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Twelfth Night: or, What You Will (1970, John Sichel)

TitleTwelfth Night: or, What You Will
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJohn Sichel
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 45 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (teleplay)


Made for British commercial televison, not the BBC, this splendid production has not so far been available on cassette in the United States

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

Viola/SebastianJoan Plowright
OrsinoGary Raymond
OliviaAdrienne Corri
FesteTommy Steele
Sir Toby BelchSir Ralph Richardson
AguecheekJohn Moffatt
MalvolioAlec Guinness
FabianRiggs O'Hara
MariaSheila Reid
AntonioRichard Leech
Sea CaptainPaul Curran
ValentineChristopher Timothy
CurioKurt Christian
PriestJohn Byron
Gardener's BoyGerald Moon

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Sichel
ProducerCecil Clarke
ProducerJohn Dexter
EditorKeith Bennett
ComposerDerek Scott
ComposerMark Wilkinson
CostumesKay Conry-Halley
MakeupYvonne Evans
LightingTony Hudspith
CameraBill Nuttall
ProductionPeter Roden
ProductionCarl Toms

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell