The Globe revisits its award-winning Twelfth Night with an all-male production starring Mark Rylance.
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick Lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows.
Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most equisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.
Mark Rylance will reprise the role of Olivia that won him huge acclaim in the Globe’s 2002 production of Twelfth Night.