Twelfth Night – FREE Film Screening



The British High Commission in Botswana, the British Council, Maru-a-Pula School and Maitisong are pleased to announce the date and time of the last in a series of free public film screenings at Maitisong between December and March as part of the Shakespeare o a Tshela project.


The film of ‘Twelfth Night’, a Shakespeare’s Globe production, will be shown for free at Maitisong at 2pm on Saturday, March 12th. The production, which stars 2016 Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, was described as “how Shakespeare is meant to be done” by the New York Times. The UK’s Daily Telegraph said the production is “lifted to greatness by Rylance’s glorious star performance.”


‘Twelfth Night’ tells the comic tale of mistaken identity in a hilarious love triangle, and can be regarded as one of the first, and most sublime, examples of situation comedy written in the English language. Shakespeare o a Tshela Project Director Alastair Hagger said : “We are delighted to be able to finish our free film screening season with one of the most celebrated Shakespeare productions of recent years, featuring the greatest theatre actor of his generation, Mark Rylance. As ‘Twelfth Night’ is the government school text this year in Botswana, the screening also gives students a unique opportunity to see the play they are studying performed at the highest level.”

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