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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Twelfth Night (1937, Stephen Thomas)

TitleTwelfth Night
Release LocationsGB
DirectorStephen Thomas
Length15 mins
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (teleplay)
SeriesScenes from Shakespeare


Part of the "Scenes from Shakespeare" series that appeared in the second year of BBC transmission. During this period there was much writing about Shakespeare in The Listener (the BBC house organ). Articles by Tyrone Guthrie, Edith Evans, Harold Child, G.B. Harrison, and J. Dover Wilson appeared in 1937, but little was said directly about these early television programs

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

ViolaBeatrix Lehmann
OliviaThea Holme
FesteEsme Percy
Sir Toby BelchRobert Atkins
Sir Andrew AguecheekHenry Hewitt
MalvolioIon Swinley
MariaNadine March

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorStephen Thomas

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell