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Twelfth Night cast list for 7 players

Twelfth Night is a great play for a play-reading. There are around 10 principal roles, virtually any of which could be the star of a production, and there is not very much action (apart from the duel between Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Viola / Cesario).. Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 12 playreaders, and in our view, the play-reading is likely to go best, if you have 9 players, though castings from …Read More

Twelfth Night cast list for 9 players

Twelfth Night is a great play for a play-reading. There are around 10 principal roles, virtually any of which could be the star of a production, and there is not very much action (apart from the duel between Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Viola / Cesario), so play-reading works fine. Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 12 playreaders, and in our view, the play-reading is likely to go best, if you have …Read More

Twelfth Night cast list for 8 players

Twelfth Night is a great play for a play-reading. There are around 10 principal roles, virtually any of which could be the star of a production, and there is not very much action (apart from the duel between Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Viola / Cesario).. Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 12 playreaders, and in our view, the play-reading is likely to go best, if you have 9 players, though castings from …Read More

Twelfth Night ‘Round-robin’ play-reading for 2 – 5 readers

If you can only get a few people (2 – 5)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’. In other words, each player reads a speech in turn. The first reader reads the first speech; then the next speaker in a clockwise direction reads the next speech; and so on until all the speakers have read, and then …Read More

Twelfth Night – Introduction

(You can find this Introduction to Twelfth Night, in the Index to the play.  Click on ‘Introduction to Twelfth Night’ in the Index.) . Introduction: The Play: Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular Festive Comedies. . The play revolves around a love-triangle between Orsino (a Duke), who loves Olivia (a Countess), loves Viola (a shipwrecked girl, disguised as a boy), who loves Orsino. The play explores three main topics: …Read More

Twelfth Night – List of Speaking Characters

1ST_OFFICER An officer of the law, who captures Antonio 2ND_OFFICER Another officer of the law, who captures Antonio ANTONIO A seaman who saves Sebastian from the shipwreck, and loves him CAPTAIN The captain of the ship which is shipwrecked, who saves Viola from the sea CESARIO Viola’s name when disguised as a boy CURIO An attendant on Orsino FABIAN A servant of Olivia’s household, often played as a gardener FESTE …Read More

Twelfth Night: A2S4 ‘Like Patience on a monument’

  Introduction: The audio of the following video reading is taken from an episode of John Barton’s Playing Shakespeare. It’s called ‘Rehearsing a text’. Playing Shakespeare,  nine 45 minute episodes on how to play Shakespeare’s text, uses a host of famous RSC actors from the 70’s. It is the best series I know on how to play Shakespeare. It’s available on Youtube, and if you go to My Channel on Youtube, …Read More

Review: Twelfth Night (*****) Trevor Nunn

  Twelfth Night is available for streaming from Amazon.com for $8.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.co.uk for £3.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.com from  $15.74 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above.   Our Bottom Line:   This is a really fantastic version of this play. It isn’t the most accurate; if you’re looking to study …Read More

Let’s play: Malvolio and Sir Toby fall out (Twelfth Night A2S3) – 5 players

  Sir Toby and his friends. Sir Toby and Malvolio fall out when  Malvolio complains about Sir Toby and Sir Andrew singing late at night, disturbing everyone’s (and particularly Olivia’s) sleep. At the end of this scene, Maria and the knights plot Malvolio’s downfall, which you’ll find out about in the scene. This scene is great fun, but requires drunken singing by three men (Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Feste). …Read More

Let’s Play: ‘I left no ring with her’ – Twelfth Night, A2S2

There’s a great small scene in Twelfth Night, A2S2, where the supercilious Malvolio meets with Viola (disguised as the boy, Cesario). Malvolio has been asked, by Olivia, to return a ring which Olivia said was given to her by Cesario on behalf of Orsino, who thinks he loves Olivia. But Viola / Cesario hasn’t given Olivia a ring. She doesn’t tell Malvolio this, so he is unaware of the subterfuge …Read More

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