Shakespeare Shorts | Twelfth Night: Act II, Scene 5

Twelfth Night

Television programme for schools featuring television actors not usually associated with Shakespeare in scenes from Twelfth Night. They use contemporary settings, which aim to illustrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas today. Discussion of the motivation of the major character is supported by clips from past television and film productions, and followed by a full performance of the chosen scene. This programme takes 1 scene from Twelfth Night - Act 3, Scene 2. Nigel Planer, who plays Molvolio, examines the character and compares how differently he has been played in previous versions. The scene is set on a 1930s country estate.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 19'02''
  • Broadcast date: 1996

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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