Synopses & Reviews
Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia, but Olivia is in love with Cesario, and Cesario is actually Viola - a woman disguised as a man - who loves Olivia ... meanwhile, Olivia's arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked into believing his mistress loves him. Confusion and mistaken identities run riot in this bittersweet tale, one of the Bard's most popular comedies. Performed by Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, and the Arkangel cast.
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.