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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Video recording using a single camera of a performance of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Declan Donnellan. Matthew Macfadyen is Benedict and Saskia Reeves is Beatrice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
30 Jun 1998
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Declan Donnellan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Nick Ormerod
Cast
Saskia ReevesBeatrice
Matthew MacfadyenBenedick
Bohdan PorajClaudio
Stephen ManganDon Pedro
Derek HutchinsonDogberry
Ann FirbankUrsula
Justin SalingerBorachio
Paul GoodwinDon John
Raad RawiLeonato
Sam BeazleyVerges
Sarita ChoudhuryHero
Zoe AldrichMargaret
Zoe AldrichSexton

Additional Details

Theatre
Playhouse Theatre, London
Theatre company
Cheek By Jowl
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting

Notes

Notes
This production was also videotaped by Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) at a performance at the Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY 4 April 1998. This production is catalogued separately.
History
This production was first performed on February 12, 1998 at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
Reviews
Dessen, Alan C. Shakespeare Bulletin 17, no. 1 (1999), pp. 5-7 (in review-article); Smallwood, Robert. Shakespeare Survey 52 (1999), pp. 229-53 (especially 233-35).

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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