Hollywood and Viola
Twelfth Night has been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. The comedy’s protagonist, Viola, has become one of Shakespeare’s most beloved female characters. It is no surprise that Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon, with various actresses portraying the character in various adaptations over time. Here is a list of some of the actresses who have played the character of Viola in recent adaptations of Twelfth Night.
Anne Hathaway in 2009’s Shakespeare In The Park production
Amanda Bynes in She’s The Man, a modern adaptation loosely based on Twelfth Night (2006)
Imogen Stubbs in a 1996 film adaptation
Helen Hunt in a 1998 TV adaptation
The character of Viola has become one of the most portrayed characters in the Shakespearean universe. Whether it be a televised stage performance, or a modern adaptation of Twelfth Night, the character of Viola is one of the most memorable characters in the play, and these actresses have done their job to make the character memorable to viewers.
– New York Times (Anne Hathaway)
– Google (Amanda Bynes & Helen Hunt
-Eras of Elegance (Imogen Stubbs)