Twelfth Night | Literature Criticism Critical Review by David Patrick Stearns

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Twelfth Night.
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Critical Review by David Patrick Stearns

SOURCE: Stearns, David Patrick. “Twelfth Night: Helen Hunt Isn't Its Only Star.” USA Today (17 July 1998): 11E.

In the following review, Stearns assesses the production of Twelfth Night directed by Nicholas Hytner, which featured Helen Hunt as Viola. Stearns describes the production as a whole as lavish but not overdone, and comments that Hunt's performance was sincere and strong but failed to fully reveal the subtextual potential of the role.

In Broadway shorthand, the summer's hot ticket is “the Helen Hunt Twelfth Night.

That's how much theatergoers are anticipating the Oscar-winning actress' rare stage appearance. But truth be told, Lincoln Center's production (* * * out of four) of Shakespeare's misbegotten-love comedy is so sumptuously produced and provocatively cast that she could phone in her...

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