William Shakespeare Twelfth Night 1972

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Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare   Orsino, Duke of Illyria: William Squire Attending on the Duke:: Curio Brian Hewlett Valentine: Michael Kilgarriff Viola (later as known Cesario): Dorothy Tutin A Sea Captain, friend to Viola: William Eedle Sir Toby Belch, kinsman to Olivia:   Maurice Denham Maria, Olivia's woman: Sheila Grant Sir Andrew Aguecheek: John Moffatt Feste, a Clown: Haydn Jones Olivia: Geraldine McEwan Malvolio steward to Olivia: Stephen Murray Antonio, a sea captain, friend to Sebastian: Edward Kelsey Sebastian, brother to Viola: John Pullen Fabian, in the service of Olivia:   Ronald Herdman Britten's Choral Dances from   Gloriana Elizabethian Singers   Conducted by Louis Halsey Music selected and arranged by Alan Boustead Alan Jones (singer)   Desmond Dupre (lute) Elizabeth Baines (viol) Francis Baines (recorder)  Producer: Charles Lefeaux Sun 7th May 1972 18:30 on BBC Radio 3 Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino’s service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


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