Twelfth Night (Bow Shakespeare Series #4)
Picture Credit: Caithion
English Title: Twelfth Night (Bow Shakespeare Series #4)
Japanese Title: 十二夜
Romanized Title: Juuniya
Performances: Bow Hall, 7/17 - 7/27
Based On: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Adaptor/Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Kai Masato
Choreographer: Shou Sumire
Fighting Coordinator: Atsumi Hiroshi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 7/20/07)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: None
|Duke Orsino (the young duke of Illyria)||Yamato Yuuga|
|Viola (shipwrecked in a storm, she lands in Illyria)||Hanase Mizuka|
|Sir Toby (Olivia's cousin, a drunk)||Oozora Yuuhi|
|Olivia (daughter of the count)||Natsukawa Yura|
|Malvolio (Olivia's steward)||Ritsu Tomomi|
|Feste (the jester)||Mayama Haru|
|Maria (Olivia's servant)||Honami Aria|
|Sebastian (Viola's brother)||Kaji Yuuki|
|The Captain (captain of the boat shipwrecked in the storm)||Taiju Maki|
|Antonio (adores Sebastian)||Narumi Jun|
|Sir Andrew (a foolish knight in love with Olivia)||Shijou Rui|
|Valentine (Orsino's vassal)||Asama Moyu|
|Edmond (Orsino's vassal)||Takaki Amane|
|The Priest||Arika Jun|
Other Cast: Ayadori Kanna, Memu Chisato, Natsume Rin, Houjou Rumi, Shiina Aoi, Asabuki Yuika
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
This show follows the original Shakespeare fairly closely.
Viola is a girl shipwrecked in the Dukedom of Illyria. She takes on a male disguise and the name Cesario and becomes a servant of Duke Orsino. Although she falls in love with him, the duke is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Cesario (Viola) as his messenger to try to win her over. Olivia mocks the duke's message, and Viola chastens her for her behavior. Olivia falls in love with this young messenger who speaks so passionately about love.
Meanwhile, Viola's twin brother Sebastian also survived the shipwreck. He is given guidance and money by Antonio, but Antonio will not go into Illyria because he is wanted by the Duke.
Subplots involve Olivia's household, where her cousin Sir Toby attempts to convince poor, foolish Sir Andrew that he has a chance to win Olivia over. Also, Sir Toby, Feste, and Maria band together to pull pranks on the steward, Malvolio, who is very conceited and in love with Olivia.
In the end, there is a complete chaos of mistaken identities, fights, and duels.
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Twelfth Night - Review by Ekusudei
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