We discuss Trevor Nunn’s 1996 film adaptation of Twelfth Night and the 2012 recording of the Globe Theatre production with an all-male case (starring Mark Rylance as Olivia, directed by Tim Carroll).
Part 1 – Whose play is this anyway? + gender performance
1:13–2:06 Guest intros
2:06–8:36 Initial thoughts
8:37–33:08 Who is the central character in the Nunn film: Feste or Viola?
33:08–46:15 Performance of gender and the queer undertones
46:15–52:30 Interpretations of Olivia
Part 2 – Malvolio, Maria, and Melancholy
0:51–10:51 Violence, melancholy, and Malvolio
10:51–16:35 Nuance and subtlety in the Nunn film
16:35–18:10 Maria steals the show at the Globe
18:10–25:47 Approaches to status — Maria, Sir Toby
Check out Dan Beaulieu’s Shakespeare podcast, No Holds Bard, @NoHoldsBardCast.
About the Globe Theatre’s 2012 production. You can buy the DVD of the recording here.
About Trevor Nunn’s film
Host: Alex Heeney (@bwestcineaste)
Guests: Dan Beaulieu (@DanBeauKnows), Caitlin Merriman (@CaitlinSnark), Craig Ruttan (@crut)
Sound recordist and editor: Cam White (@JediDusk)