In this series Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within his plays. In this episode Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth night and As you like it.
Recorded Live from The Shakespeare Globe Theatre.
A handsome production of Shakespeare's cruelest comedy . Yet considering Trevor Nunn spent so long with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he brings little to the play. The film skirts around virtually all of the social and sexual themes raised by the various misunderstandings and alliances that follow the storm-tossed arrival of Imogen Stubbs and brother Steven Mackintosh on the shores of Illyria. Notwithstanding the conservative direction, the performances particularly of Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne and Richard E Grant, are highly polished.