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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Peter Gill’s 1981 production of Much Ado About Nothing with Penelope Wilton as Beatrice and Michael Gambon as Benedick.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
19 Jan 1982

Credits

Director
Peter Gill
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
George Fenton
Production Design
Alison Chitty
Cast
Penelope WiltonBeatrice
Michael GambonBenedick
Tim WoodwardClaudio
Robert SwannDon Pedro
Brian GloverDogberry
Al AshtonWatchman (1)
Caroline LangrisheHero
Christopher SnellBalthasar
Edward JewesburyAntonio
Frederick TrevesLeonato
John Bailey (2)Friar Francis
Leonard FentonVerges
Louisa RixMargaret
Mark BufferyMessenger
Martyn HesfordBoy serving Benedick
Mary MacleodUrsula
Patrick DruryDon John
Paul BentallSexton
Peter SprouleBorachio
Richard HopeWatchman (2)
Robert HamiltonConrade
Susan PorrettUrsula
The Broadside Band 

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Music performed by The Broadside Band.
It is not known whether Macleod or Porrett played Ursula in this recording.
History
Opening night 7 August 1981
Reviews
Warren, Roger. Shakespeare Survey 35 (1982), pp. 141-52 (in review-article).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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