A New Year, A New Month, A New Play: Twelfth Night

So, with a new play–Twelfth Night–comes some new stuff for you…

The YouTube Channel now has a Twelfth Night playlist, including

  • The Thames Television production, directed for the stage by Kenneth Branagh (film directed by Paul Kafno) from 1988
  • The Live from Lincoln Center stage production from 1998, starring Helen Hunt and Paul Rudd, directed by Nicholas Hytner
  • The Trevor Nunn-directed film from 1996, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs (broken into 14 parts)
  • The ATV Television production, starring Joan Plowright, from 1969
  • 3 clips from the Shakespeare’s Globe production from 2013 with Mark Rylance as Olivia (including one from the 2014 Tony Awards)
  • 7 clips from the Live from Lincoln Center stage production from 1998
  • The Flea Theatre Production from 2009
  • Clip from “Playing Shakespeare”: Judi Dench doing the Viola ring soliloquy
  • National Theatre: clip of Nicholas Hytner directing Act Two, Scene Four

Also, I’ve updated the Amazon widget in the left-hand navigation menu to reflect Twelfth Night products, as well as some great reference materials (including Asimov, Partridge, and Keirnan), plus The Shakespeare Riots and the novel Station Eleven (which Entertainment Weekly named the best novel of 2014). Buy using those links, and you support this website!

Finally, we’ve got a couple of images from the Folger Library’s Digital Collection.

The first is a great front page engraving

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection: engraving by Eric Ravilious (1932)
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection: engraving by Eric Ravilious (1932)

 

The second is a representation of one of the more iconic scenes from the play

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection: Olivia's garden, a scene from Twelfth Night by George Cruikshank (mid 19th cent.)
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection: Olivia’s garden, a scene from Twelfth Night by George Cruikshank (mid 19th cent.)

Time to break out your yellow stockings and get cross-gartered!

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