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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Twelfth Night (1985, Alan Erlich)

TitleTwelfth Night
Release LocationsCanada
DirectorAlan Erlich
MediumColor video
Length30 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (documentary)
SeriesFrom Page to Stage


One of a series of educational cassettes issued by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada. As of this writing excerpts from five plays have been made available (see 45, 572, 606 and 628). Each play comes in a kit that includes a videocassette for classroom viewing, a study guide and the text of the play. The study guide and cassette are keyed to specific parts of the play for handy reference. (The text furnished in this kit in 1987 was not the Stratford Festival edition but the Pelican, edited by C.T. Prouty.)

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/NarratorSeana McKenna
OrsinoColm Feore
OliviaMaria Ricossa
FesteEdward Atienza
Sir Toby BelchJames Blendick
Sir Andrew AguecheekJoseph Ziegler
MalvolioNicholas Pennell
CastKelly Bricker
CastBenedict Campbell
CastKeith Dinicol
CastWilliam Dunlop
CastErnest Harrop
CastNolan Jennings
CastCharles Kerr
CastJulie Khaner
CastBarbara March
CastEric McCormack
CastElizabeth McDonald
CastBrian Paul
CastAdam Pointer
CastDavid Renton
CastHoward Rosenstein
CastMichael Shepherd
CastBrent Stait
CastWilliam Vickers
CastEric Zivot

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAlan Erlich
DirectorDavid Giles
DirectorPeter Mak
ProducerSam Levene
ProducerGlenn Edward Witmer
ComposerLouis Applebaum
LightingMichael J. Whitfield
ProductionChristine Poddubiuk

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell