"Twelfth Night" starring Mark Rylance returns to Globe Theatre for 12 Performances 2 to 12 Oct 03


"Twelfth Night" starring Mark Rylance returns to Globe Theatre for 12 Performances 2 to 12 Oct 03

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night returns to the Globe Theatre for 12 Performances 2 to 12 Oct 03 before departing on a coast-to-coast tour of the USA.

This production was originally staged at Middle Temple Hall in 2002, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first ever performance of Twelfth Night before transferring to The Globe also in 2002.

The all-male cast will be largely drawn from the original company, including Mark Rylance (Olivia), Liam Brennan (Duke Orsino), Michael Brown (Viola), Rhys Meredith (Sebastian).

The production is an original practices production, exploring clothing, music and settings possible in 1602.

Believing her twin brother Sebastian to have drowned after a shipwreck which she has survived, the young Viola is stranded on the mysterious island of Illyria. Disguising herself as the page Cesario, she enters the service of the handsome Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the beautiful Countess Olivia. But when, while delivering a letter, the Countess falls helplessly in love with the disguised messenger herself, Viola realises her problems have only just begun.

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