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Caught in the Act: Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Television documentary on the work of Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company. Judi Dench discusses her experience of directing Much Ado About Nothing. Scenes from the rehearsals and production are shown including Hero talking with Ursula (III i), Benedick and Claudio (I i) and Dogberry and Leonato (iii v).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Dec 1988 (Channel: Channel Four)

Credits

Director
Mary Gwatkin
Producer
Mary Gwatkin
Contributor
Judi Dench
Cast
Samantha BondBeatrice
Kenneth BranaghBenedick
James LarkinClaudio
David Lloyd MeredithDogberry
Dearbhla MolloyUrsula
Richard EastonLeonato
Tam HoskynsHero

Additional Details

Theatre company
Renaissance Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Renaissance Theatre Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing; Rehearsals

Production Company

Name

MV Films

Name

Reconnaissance Films

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
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Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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