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Twelfth Night (Bow Shakespeare Series #4) (Kimura, 1999)

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Twelfth Night (Bow Shakespeare Series #4)

Takarazuka Revue staged an adaptation of Twelfth Night in 1999 which was performed by the Moon Troupe at the Takarazuka Bow Hall, 7/17 – 7/27. The show was directed by Kimura Shinji.


Based On: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Adaptor/Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Kai Masato
Choreographer: Shou Sumire
Fighting Coordinator: Atsumi Hiroshi


Duke Orsino (the young duke of Illyria) … Yamato Yuuga
Viola (shipwrecked in a storm, she lands in Illyria) … Hanase Mizuka
Sir Toby (Olivia’s cousin, a drunk) … Oozora Yuuhi
Olivia (daughter of the count) … Natsukawa Yura
Malvolio (Olivia’s steward) … Ritsu Tomomi
Feste (the jester) … Mayama Haru
Maria (Olivia’s servant) … Honami Aria
Sebastian (Viola’s brother) … Kaji Yuuki
The Captain (captain of the boat shipwrecked in the storm) … Taiju Maki
Antonio (adores Sebastian) … Narumi Jun
Sir Andrew (a foolish knight in love with Olivia) … Shijou Rui
Valentine (Orsino’s vassal) … Asama Moyu
Edmond (Orsino’s vassal) … Takaki Amane
Roland … Taiju Maki
Rosalind … Koizumi Kirara
The Priest … Arika Jun


This show follows the original Shakespeare [play] fairly closely.

Viola is a girl shipwrecked in the Dukedom of Illyria. She takes on a male disguise and the name Cesario and becomes a servant of Duke Orsino. Although she falls in love with him, the duke is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Cesario (Viola) as his messenger to try to win her over. Olivia mocks the duke’s message, and Viola chastens her for her behavior. Olivia falls in love with this young messenger who speaks so passionately about love. [Full summary]


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