William Shakespeare's Twelfth NightAudiobook CD - 2003
Shakespeare's most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia's arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him.
Niamh Cusack is Viola, Jonathan Firth is Orsino, Amanda Root plays Olivia, Dinsdale Landen plays Sir Toby Belch, and Julian Glover is Malvolio.
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On April 23, 1564, William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest and best-known English-language playwright, was born and died on the same day in 1616. Read all of his plays and sonnets here and check out a digitized version of the 1609 sonnets. Or plan a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon if you feel like crossing the pond, or head to Washington D.C., home of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the… (more)