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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Synopsis
Lavish and festive feature film adaptation of the play set in Tuscany and using a British and pan-American cast. Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation is ‘full of sunny high spirits and still terrific fun to watch’ (The Guardian, 2019).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1993
Year of production
1993
Notes
Available on BoB: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/001644E0?bcast=716206

Budget $8 estimated.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting
Related items
Kenneth Branagh

Online availability

URI
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/001644E0?bcast=716206

Credits

Director
Kenneth Branagh
Producer
David Parfitt
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Kenneth Branagh
Contributor
Patrick Doyle; Phylllis Dalton; Russell Jackson
Cast
Alex Scott 
Ben Elton 
Brian Blessed 
Denzel Washington 
Edward Jewesbury 
Emma Thompson 
Imelda Staunton 
Jimmy Yuill 
Kate Beckinsale 
Keanu Reeves 
Kenneth Branagh 
Michael Keaton 
Patrick Doyle 
Phyllida Law 
Richard Briers 
Robert Sean Leonard 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£7.01
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
104 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

Renaissance Films

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA
Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW
Name

Shakespeare Institute Library

Email
silib@bham.ac.uk
Web
http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/shakespeare External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 293384
Fax
01879 292021
Address
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6HP

Distributor

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
 

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