Tag Archives: Twelfth Night
Malvolio imprisoned beneath the stage

How did they (imprison Malvolio) in Twelfth Night

If you have seen the current RSC Twelfth Night, you will probably vividly remember poor Malvolio in his on stage prison. Although his dark cell was on the stage level the impression of it being in the basement was given by the other actors entering that space in an elevator from the gallery level.  When […]

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Re-making Shakespeare

Year of Shakespeare: Re-Making Shakespeare

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   ‘Re-Making Shakespeare’, Northern Stage, Newcastle, Saturday 14 July 2012. By Monika Smialkowska, University of Northumbria ‘Re-making Shakespeare’, co-organised by Northern Stage, the School of English at Newcastle University, and the RSC, […]

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Twelfth Night

Year of Shakespeare: Plays as Music at Globe to Globe

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Plays as Music at Globe to Globe By Amy Kenny, University of Sussex When asked how his company rehearsed for their Globe to Globe production of Twelfth Night, Atul Kumar, […]

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Shakespeare’s ‘Shipwreck Trilogy’?

“What country, friends, is this?” What are some of the artistic and cultural choices behind trying to design a ‘trilogy’ – however loosely unified – out of plays from different parts of Shakespeare’s career? The Royal Shakespeare Company are presenting The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, or what you will, and The Tempest as ‘Shakespeare’s […]

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Twelfth Night

Year of Shakespeare: Twelfth Night at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Twelfth Night, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by David Farr, 25 April 2012 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. By Peter J Smith, Nottingham Trent University How cynical that a season […]

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Jonathan Slinger at Malvolio in 'Twelfth Night' at the R.S.T.

Shipwrecked in Ilyria

Having just reviewed The Tempest for YearofShakespeare.com, I thought you might like to hear some of my responses to the R.S.C.’s production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. The recording was made just a few moments after I’d seen it. Just click on the audio-post below. listen to ‘Twelfth Night WSF’ on Audioboo

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How to Tame a Swedish Shrew

As Elizabeth Schafer reminds us in the Shakespeare in Production edition of the play, ‘The Taming of the Shrew has been phenomenally popular outside English-speaking countries’. Sweden is no exception in this respect; The Taming of the Shrew has been one of the five most popular Shakespeare plays in this country for well over a […]

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Twelfth Night

Year of Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Twelfth Night, Company Theatre, dir. Atul Kumar, 28 April 2012 at The Globe, London. By Peter J. Smith, Nottingham Trent University I was on tenterhooks for Andrew’s idiotic self-diagnosis: ‘but I […]

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Comedy of Errors

Year of Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   The Comedy of Errors, The Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, 16 March 2012 at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Christie Carson, Royal Holloway, University of London […]

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