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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2006 production of Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Marianne Elliott (RSC directorial debut) with Joseph Millson as Benedick and Tamsin Greig as Beatrice. The production is set in pre-revolutionary Cuba and makes full use of Latin-American dance.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
20 Jul 2006
Duration
162 mins

Credits

Director
Marianne Elliott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Olly Fox
Production Design
Lez Brotherston
Cast
Tamsin GreigBeatrice
Joseph MillsonBenedick
Adam RaynerClaudio
Patrick RobinsonDon Pedro
Bette BourneDogberry
Amy BrownMargaret
Caroline WildiUrsula
Christie. MorvenHero
Christopher DaviesWatchman
Curtis FlowersWatchman
Curtis FlowersBoy serving Benedick
Geoffrey LumbConrade
Jamie BallardBorachio
John HeffernanSexton
Jonny WeirDon John
Leon TannerAntonio
Nicholas DayLeonato
Patrick RomerFriar Francis
Sam O’Mahony-AdamsWatchman
Shane FraterWatchman
Simon BubbMessenger
Steven BeardVerges
Yvette Rochester-DuncanBalthasar

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

History
The production played in repertory 11 May-12 October 2006, at Ann Arbor, Michigan 30 October-4 November 2006 and at the Novello Theatre, London 7 December-6 January 2007.
Awards
Tamsin Greig won an 2007 Olivier Award for her performance as Beatrice.
Reviews
Billington, Michael The Guardian (May 19 2006).

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

Distributor (VHS)

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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