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Nunn's Twelfth Night
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0494  Monday, 13 March 2000.

From:           Susan Neill <
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Date:           Sunday, 12 Mar 2000 07:15:21 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Nunn's Twelfth Night

Though I'm late to the discussion as well (new member), I have to
respond to Yvonne's critiqes of the Lincoln Center TN and Nunn's movie.

In my opinion, Nunn's version was far superior.  I can't imagine a
better Feste (B. Kingsley), Sir Toby (Mel Smith) or Malvolio (Nigel
Hawthorne!!).  And I think Bonham-Carter's performance makes Sedgwyck's
laughable.

It's a matter of taste, but to me, the melancholy mood of the movie is
perfect. The theme of the play IS a melancholy one - that live/love
"'tis not here after..." And one shouldn't waste one's life obsessing
over what one can't have/reclaim (unrequited love/youth).

2 more pluses to the movie: the beautiful Cornwall location and the
music. I found the LC sets bland.

Susan Neill
 

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