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Critical Review by Ronald Barker

SOURCE: A review of Twelfth Night in Plays and Players, Vol. 2, No. 9, June, 1955, pp. 14-15, 17.

Even Nature combined with the Memorial Theatre to make this production of Twelfth Night an auspicious occasion and held back her blossom and fragrance until it had settled down. I saw the play in the third week of the season and found it one of the most interesting productions of the play I have seen.

John Gielgud, the director, has seen the play not as an Elizabethan romp but as a quiet romantic piece. The tone is set by the exquisite opening lines of Orsino and held until Feste has let the last notes of his song die away.

There is a sad dying fall about the production, sustained on almost a single note, which makes it an almost touching experience because we believe in everything that happens...

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