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Lyubovyu za Lyubov

Alternative title
Love for Love
Synopsis
Russian version of Much Ado About Nothing incorporating ballet and dance. Courtney Lehmann (op cit) writes: ‘This film is a curious hybrid that includes classical ballet interludes, a narrator figure who is a famous Russian opera singer and low, vaguely ‘Romany’ cultural performances sprinkled into the Don John sub plot’. The Ballet of the Moscow Musical Academy Theatre is conducted by A. Kopytov.
Language
Russian
Country
Former USSR
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1983
Duration
84 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2007)

Credits

Director
Tatyana Berezantseva
Screenplay
Tatyana Berezantseva; Yelena Lobachevskaya
Cast
Larisa UdovichenkoBeatrice
Leonid YarmolnikBenedick
Algis ArlauskasClaudio
Sergei MartynovDon Pedro
Alla Pugacheva 
Anna IsaikiniHero
Georgi GeorgiuLeonato
Yevgeni Nesterenko 

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Music
Keywords
ballet; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Lehmann, Courtney ‘Film Adaptations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. p. 112, entry 444.

Production Company

Name

Mosfilm

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