"Twelfth Night or What You Will" by William Shakespeare.
A comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism as disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love in one of Shakespeare's happiest plays. Orsino loves Olivia but she loves Cesario who really does love Orsino for Cesario is actually Viola. But Malvolio believes his mistress Olivia loves him as he is a victim of a trick played on him by those who would make him mad. Shakespeare unravels a comic knot and fashions a masterpiece.
Drama on 3 is featuring new productions of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season. The first two plays, which reflect upon Shakespeare and love are performed by a company of actors including David Tennant and Rosie Cavaliero who won best actor and best actress respectively at the recent Audio Drama Awards.
Essays on Shakespeare and Love can be heard all next week on Radio 3 at 2245
Sea Captain....Gerard McDermott.
Sir Toby Belch....Ron Cook.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek....Adam James.
Malvolio.... David Tennant.
Antonio....Peter Hamilton Dyer.
Music composed by Roger Goula.
Directed by Sally Avens.
Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, with David Tennant as Malvolio.
or What You Will,
by William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, starring David Tennant as Malvolio.
First broadcast in April 2012.