The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0494 Monday, 13 March 2000.
From: Susan Neill <
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
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.