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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Video recording of the play directed by Gerald Freedman for the 1988 New York Shakespeare Festival. Kevin Kline is Benedick and Blythe Danner is Beatrice.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
30 Jul 1988
Duration
163 mins

Credits

Director
Gerald Freedman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Morris
Production Design
John Ezell
Costume
Theoni V. Aldredge
Cast
Blythe DannerBeatrice
Kevin KlineBenedick
Don ReillyClaudio
Brian MurrayDon Pedro
Jerry StillerDogberry
Dan ButlerConrade
Daniel MarkelBoy serving Benedick
David Hyde PierceDon John
David LandonSexton
Don MayoBalthasar
Don MayoMessenger
Dylan BakerBorachio
George HallAntonio
Joe ZaloomWatchman 1 (Seacole)
Kate WilkinsonUrsula
Leslie GerachiMargaret
MacIntyre DixonVerges
Phoebe CatesHero
Richard WoodsFriar Francis
Robert GerringerLeonato
Steve RoutmanWatchman 2 (Oatcake)
William PrestonWatchman

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theater, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Notes
Staged as part of the Shakespeare Marathon 1987-1998.
Reviews
Frank Rich, New York Times (July 15, 1988).

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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