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The Twelfth Night 1910

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The Twelfth Night 1910

11 mins USA Director. Charles Kent

American company Vitagraph Studios’ charming interpretation suffers the tendency of many of their productions in trying to include too much of the play, but it nevertheless has much to commend it. Notably strong individual scenes include Malvolio’s reading of the letter and the location work is commendable.

It also showcases three good performances – Florence Turner’s perky Viola, an unidentified actress (possibly Maris Sais) clearly having fun as Maria, and Charles Kent effortlessly epitomising Malvolio’s pomposity.

The surviving version presented here is slightly incomplete, containing 735ft of footage out of the original’s 970.

Directed by

Charles Kent

Featuring

Tefft Johnson

Julia Swayne Gordon

Charles Kent

Florence Turner

Genres

Comedy Drama

Collection

Shakespeare on Film

Released

1910

Country

USA

Language

English

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