A Shakespeare Christmas on Broadway

Dear Friends,

As we head into this last weekend before Christmas, we are reminded of Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night, involving twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. In the spirit of Epiphany (or the Twelfth Night of Christmas), Viola disguises herself as a man, falls in love with Count Orsino, has Lady Olivia fall in love with her in disguise, and hilarity ensues.

We presented the Twelfth Night on Broadway the Winter Season of 1940-41 at the St. James Theatre starring Helen Hayes and Maurice Evans. It was 129 performances of Shakespeare comedic bliss!

 

 

It’s hard to imagine that was 78 years ago! Time surely flies when you’re having fun in the theatre!

Merry Christmas and warm wishes for a happy holiday season!
Philip & Marilyn Langner

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One thought on “A Shakespeare Christmas on Broadway

  1. sueberger3 says:

    What a gift. Seeing that wonderful cover. Twelfth Night was the first Shakespeare play I ever saw performed and I loved it. It was at St Cyprian’s school in Cap Town, S Africa. The upper school girls did it and I thought it perfectly splendid.
    A happy holiday season to you and yours.

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