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Twelfth Night, or, What You Will [videorecording]

Thames Television ; by William Shakespeare ; a Renaissance Theatre production by Kenneth Branagh ; directed for television by Paul Kafno ; producer, David Parfitt ; executive producer, Ian Martin
Video; DVD
After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
Paul Kafno
Frances Barber (Viola), Tim Barker (Sea captain, Antonio), Christopher Ravenscroft (Orsino), Christopher Hollis (Curio, Sebastian), Julian Gartside (Valentine), James Saxon (Sir Toby Belch), Abigail McKern (Maria), James Simmons (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Anton Lesser (Feste), Caroline Langrishe (Olivia), Richard Briers (Malvolia), Shaun Prendergast (Fabian).
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Run Time
165 min.
MPAA rating: Not rated
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1988.
  • Special features: Timeline of William Shakespeare's life and plays ; Inside an Illyrian winter : an interview with director Kenneth Branagh.
Variant Title
Twelfth night
What you will
Title on container: Kenneth Branagh directs Shakespeare's Twelfth night
Thames Shakespeare collection
0767083407, 9780767083409, 0767090306 (set), 9780767090308 (set)
Design, Bunny Christie ; costume supervisor, Susan Coates ; music composed & conducted by Pat Doyle ; "Come away death" adapted from Paul McCartney's "Once upon a long ago" ; casting executive, Elizabeth Sadler ; costume designer, Lyn Harvey ; make-up designer, Angela Seyfang ; graphic designer, Ruth Bribram ; videotape editor, Richard Halladey ; designer, Robert Ide.
[United States] : A & E Home Video ; [S.l.] : FremantleMedia : Distributed by New Video, c2005.
Publisher no.
AAE-72897 A & E Home Video
1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
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