Twelfth Night


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 70 reviews)

Hidden and mistaken identities, requited and unrequited loves, pranks and jokes abound in this romantic comedy. (Summary by Karen Savage)

Cast:
Orsino, Duke of Illyria - Joshua B. Christensen
Sebastian - Madame Tusk
Antonio, a Sea Captain, friend to Sebastian - Alan Davis Drake
A Sea Captain - Kara Shallenberg
Valentine, a gentleman attending on the Duke - Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke - Heather Barnett
Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia - Alan Davis Drake
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Andy Minter
Malvolio, steward to Olivia - John Gonzalez
Fabian, servant to Olivia - James Rye
Feste the Clown - Larysa Jaworski
Olivia, a rich Countess - Kristin Hughes
Viola - Karen Savage
Maria, Olivia’s waiting woman - Rosalind Wills
Servant - Larysa Jaworski
Priest - J.C.
First Officer - Christie Nowak
Second Officer - Rosalind Wills
Narrator - Gesine (2 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Act 1 33:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 36:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 39:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 12:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 21:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

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(5 stars)

This was such a wonderful listen! Malvolio kind of stole the show with his incredible delivery. This was also the best audio editing I've heard on LibriVox. There's appropriate background noise, like when they're near the sea you can hear seagulls. While I think this a pretty pathetic play, not at all at Shakespeare's usual standard I do really like Viola's character. She has just survived a shipwreck and is alone in a new country but she contrives a plan to prosper, even though it entails acting unconventionally. She is so agreeable that though she's new to the Duke's service he has become very fond of her as Cesario. She acts with honor in dealing with Lady Olivia and even when she's challenged to a duel by Sir Toby and Sir Andrew. It's hard not to feel bad for her in the last scene when everyone yells at her for something.

UGH SO GOOD

(5 stars)

The actors did a spectacular job with this recording. There were moments I was literally laughing out loud and other times I was really moved to pity (with Malvolio for instance). I particularly liked Maria’s performance. Well done all around!

(4 stars)

Generally a good reading. The readers for Viola and Sebastian both spoke too fast, so they were difficult to understand. In contrast, the Olivia was perfect.

highly recommended

(5 stars)

well done by all readers. a Shakespearean classic, one of my favorites. malvolios was a tip top performance. very enjoyable listening experience

Twelfth Night

(4 stars)

Nicely read but a few of the voices were somewhat mechanical. My favorite was the Clown.

Great

(5 stars)

The voices were clear and distinct. Well read.

(4 stars)

the clown and was the best part

Great reading

(5 stars)

Thoroughly enjoyed the reading