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Or What You Will. Shakespeare comedy of mistaken identity, practical jokes and unrequited love. Rescued from a shipwreck the twins Viola and Sebastian arrive independently in Illyria, both thinking the other is drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and finds employment with the Duke who is in love with Olivia. Malvolio is the subject of a cruel joke played on him by Sir Toby Belch (yellow stockings cross-gartered) leading him to believe that Olivia loves him. But Olivia has fallen in love with the disguised Viola, while she is in love with the Duke (following it so far?!). The production is an original practices production, exploring clothing, music and settings possible in 1602.Performers Mark Rylance (Olivia), Liam Brennan (Duke Orsino), Michael Brown (Viola), Rhys Meredith (Sebastian).
Author Shakespeare. Company White Company. Director Tim Carroll.
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