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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1996 production of Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Michael Boyd with Alex Jennings as Benedick and Siobhan Redmond as Beatrice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
16 Jan 1997
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stanislas Syrewicz
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Siobhan RedmondBeatrice
Alex JenningsBenedick
Rashan StoneClaudio
Peter WightDon Pedro
Christopher LuscombeDogberry
Bruce BelfrageFrancis Leathercoat
Christopher GeeConrade
Damian LewisDon John
David GloverAntonio
Deidra MorrisUrsula
Elli GarnettMargaret
Emily BruniHero
Ignatius AnthonyGeorge Seacole (Watchman (1))
Ignatius AnthonyPainter
James BurtonBoy serving Benedick
James GoodmanBoy serving Benedick
Jane MacFarlaneLady with cello
Jeffry WickhamLeonato
Michael HealySexton
Patrice NaiambanaFriar Francis
Patrick BaladiBorachio
Richard CantBalthasar
Shuna SnowHugh Oatcake (Watchman (2))
Syreeta KumarLady-in-Waiting
Toby LongworthVerges
Victoria PritchardLady-in-Waiting

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was recorded again on 20 March 1997 "post changes".
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Jackson, Russell Shakespeare Quarterly 50 (1999). pp185-205 (esp 186-88).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

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

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