Latest Twelfth Night Stories

2009-05-27 22:25:46

Film actress Anne Hathaway will star in a New York stage production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the Public Theater said on its Web site. Hathaway, whose first claim to fame was as the heroine in the Princess Diaries movies, was nominated for an Oscar for the 2008 film Rachel Getting Married. The Public Theater said she is to play Viola in a Shakespeare in the Park production of the comedy Twelfth Night to be directed by Daniel Sullivan and to run from June 10 through July 12. The...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Sally Hogarty IF YOU HAVE not seen Cal Shakes final production of the season -- a wildly creative "Twelfth Night" -- you only have a few weeks left. Director Mark Rucker's gender-bending, highly fanciful interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy ends Oct. 5. Just when I thought I had seen every possible take on the Bard's comedies, Rucker raises the bar in this topsy-turvy world where a cross-dressing fool (marvelously played and sung by Danny Scheie) on roller blades is the...

2008-09-19 15:00:32

By ROBERT NOTT I "Shakespeare like you've never seen it performed before" -- that's how director John Flax describes Grottesco's 12th Night, the local theater ensemble's take on the Bard's well-known romantic comedy of errors, Twelfth Night. The description sounds plausible, given that this isn't officially a Shakespeare work -- it's Twelfth Night from the servants' perspective, written by Flax and the participating performers, with some help from playwright Craig Barnes. The...

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Rachael Bogert, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--The clownlike villain Malvolio delivers a line in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" that could serve as advice for approaching the old plays: "Be not afraid of greatness." Yes, the language in Shakespeare's plays can be a trial, and there's a list of other reasons why the stories may no longer hold mass appeal. But be not afraid of such greatness reinterpreted, as it is at the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. As several festival...

2008-07-23 12:00:54

By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 23--The key to "Twelfth Night" is the pacing. It must start off at a trot, quickly switch to a canter and be moving at a gallop by intermission so that theatergoers barely have time to catch their breaths before they are astride again rushing headlong for the curtain call. Ten Bucks Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's comedy, directed by Julie Lisnet, never let up on that running pace at Saturday evening's show in Brewer's...

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