Twelfth Night | Critical Review by Brooks Atkinson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Twelfth Night.
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Critical Review by Brooks Atkinson

SOURCE: A review of Twelfth Night in The New York Times, July 4, 1957, p. 16.

Give Tyrone Guthrie a trap door and he is as happy as two larks. In Twelfth Night, which opened in the new Festival Theatre last evening, he has a heavy, thumping trap door in the center of the platform stage and four of his actors put on a harlequinade around, in and out of it—into it feet first at a headlong speed that is always good for a roar from the audience.

Don't expect much from the romantic scenes. Although they are affably played by Siobhan McKenna as Viola and Frances Hyland as Olivia, Mr. Guthrie is not much interested in them when he has a buffoon like Douglas Campbell on the staff. Inevitably, Mr. Campbell is Sir Toby Belch, top banana of the revels...

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