Twelfth Night - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD
"If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die."
Starring Felicity Kendall and Robert Lindsey...
Viola and Sebastion are identical twins, separated by a shipwreck. Landing in Illyria, Viola disguises herself as her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. When the Duke sends her to help him woo the Lady Olivia, the obstacles of unrequited love, self-deceit and mistaken identify soon lead an assortment of lovers on a merry dance.
Perhaps the most popular of Shakespeare’s comedies Twelfth Night considers the nature of love; true love, self-love and friendship. This star filled production won great acclaim for its energy and for its inclusion of the play's often overlooked darker elements.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market.
- Certificate Universal (Suitable for all ages)