In this episode, we talk about the advantages of performing Twelfth Night on stage, through the lens of the 2012 Shakespeare’s Globe production starring Mark Rylance (directed by Tim Carroll). We make some comparisons with Trevor Nunn’s 1996 film to illuminate the advantages of the Globe’s production.
00:50–4:31 Where scenes are set in the Nunn film
4:31–9:42 Trap doors and spatial metaphors on stage
9:42-11:44 Thrust stages, proscenium stages, and how Twelfth Night works in different theatrical spaces
11:44- 14:37 How did the Globe production work as a recording?
14:37–19:54 How do you capture these landmark productions for posterity when interaction with the audience is so key?
19:54–23:27 Things that only work on stage & the problem with dealing with soliloquies
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