Monday, July 23, 2018

Twelfth Night

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is presenting Twelfth Night, as a c.1938 radio play. It works well. One of their adaptations is a minor character, Fabian, a servant to Olivia is doubled as the Fabian Sisters, who recite some of Toby Belch's lines. [aside: Toby Belch sounds like a Dickensian creation]
Orsino (Meshal Al Sunaid), Valentine (Natalie Grace Sipula)  
the back of the card reads, "Western Union Telegram"
Andrew Aguecheek (Chris Ross) presents himself to the audience before coming to the stage. His performance i found more likable than a 1996 film performance, i recently viewed.
Toby Belch (Joseph Milan) and Feste (Amy Scwabauer) drunkenly sing, as Malvolio is awakened and disturbed.
 The costuming of this version looked good.
Malvolio (Allen Branstein) displays cross gartered yellow stockings. I just had watched the 1996 Trevor Nunn/BBC film, Nigel Hawthorne played the role. I found Branstein more entertaining.
 Captain America watches the play
Antonio ((Keith Kornajcik) under arrest

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