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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Twelfth Night (1988, Kenneth Branagh)

TitleTwelfth Night
Release LocationsGB
DirectorKenneth Branagh
MediumColor video
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (recording)


An adaptation to television of Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company production. This theatre company turned out to be the theatrical event of the decade. Branagh since then has gone on to enjoy international fame for his role in Henry V (see 182.2)

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

ViolaFrances Barber
OrsinoChristopher Ravenscroft
OliviaCaroline Langrishe
FesteAnton Lesser
TobyJames Saxon
AndrewJames Simmons
MalvolioRichard Briers
MariaAbigail McKern
SebastianChristopher Hollis
CaptainTim Barker

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorKenneth Branagh
DirectorPaul Kafno
ComposerPat Doyle

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell