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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
A video recording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s all-female 2011 production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Jeremy Herrin with Eve Best as Beatrice and Charles Edwards as Benedick.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Recording date
Jul 2011

Credits

Director
Jeremy Herrin
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Production Design
Mike Britton
Cast
Eve BestBeatrice
Charles EdwardsBenedick
Philip CumbusClaudio
Ewan StewartDon Pedro
Paul HunterDogberry
Adrian HoodVerges
Dave NellistMessenger
Dave NellistWatchman (1)
Helen WeirUrsula
Joe CaffreyFriar Francis
Joe CaffreyBorachio
John StahlWatchman (2)
John StahlAntonio
Joseph MarcellLeonato
Lisa McGrillisMargaret
Marcus GriffithsConrade
Matthew PidgeonDon John
Matthew PidgeonSexton
Ony UhiaraHero

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using four fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.

Released on DVD by Opus Arte in 2012
History
First performed at the Globe Theatre 21 May 2011
Reviews
Paul Taylor, The Independent (30 May 2011), Taylor writes" ... the quality of the central performances, alerts one to the fact that Much Ado is first cousin to those great Hollywood comedies of re-marriage such as The Philadelphia Story and His Girl Friday..."

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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