[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]
Release Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
Suitable for General Audiences
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. The Duke, madly in love with the Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. What could possibly go wrong? Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each others expense. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves and deep human confusions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins and lovers are reunited. Cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directs Shakespeares timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy. Starring Le Gateau Chocolat as Feste, this vibrant take on Shakespeares comedy was described by the Daily Mail as pure magic the most entertaining, exciting Twelfth Night for years. Spoken in Shakespeares English.