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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Live sound recording of John Barton’s Indian colonial production of Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Donald Sinden as Benedick and Judi Dench as Beatrice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
9 Aug 1977

Credits

Director
John Barton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Walker (2)
Production Design
John Napier
Cast
Judi DenchBeatrice
Donald SindenBenedick
Richard DurdenClaudio
Robin EllisDon Pedro
John WoodvineDogberry
Avril CarsonMaid
Bob PeckBorachio
Bobbie BrownMaid
Brian CoburnConrade
Carmen du SautoyMaid
Cherie LunghiHero
Clyde PollittWatchman
David LyonSexton
Dennis ClintonAntonio
Eliza WardMargaret
Greg HicksLeader of the Watch (Watchman)
Greg HicksServant
Ian McDiarmidDon John
Ivan BeavisLeonato
Jacob WitkinBalthasar
Keith TaylorFriar Francis
Kevin O’SheaWatchman
Kim BegleyOfficer
Leon TannerWatchman
Marilyn GalsworthyMaid
Marilyn TaylersonUrsula
Norman TyrrellVerges
Paul WhitworthOfficer
Paul WhitworthWatchman
Peter WoodwardOfficer
Pippa GuardUrsula

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 5 April 1976

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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London
NW1 2DB

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