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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
This production of the Shakespeare comedy is styled after the 2006 James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’ and set in the ‘Messina Hotel and Casino’ with the characters now appearing under a variety of ‘codenames.'

The eighteenth in a weekly live stream project by Rob Myles to present all of Shakespeare’s plays in the order in which it is thought they were originally written. Using the Zoom video conferencing platform, it brings together many actors currently unable to travel and perform due to the Coronavirus crisis.

The performance is introduced by Carlos Drocchi and Mercedes de la Torre, co-founders of Fundación Shakespeare Argentina, who discuss the themes and literary origins of the play.

Cast:
LEONATO (Proprietor, Messina Hotel & Casino) - Alice Langrish
CLAUDIO (Codename: Florentine) - Ross Ford
DON PEDRO (Codename: Anteros) - Verna Vyas
BENEDICK (Codename: Mountanto) - Roger Carvalho
HERO (The Heiress) - Rebecca Brough
BEATRICE (Codename: Lady Disdain) - Helen Millar
FRIAR FRANCIS (The Chapel Minister) - Valerie Andrews Bauer
DOGBERRY (Casino Surveillance Officer) - Dafydd Gwynn Howells
DON JOHN (Codename: The Bastard) - Naomi Denny
BORACHIO (Codename: The Perfumer) - Paula Brett
ANTONIO (Head of Security) - Justin Skelton
CONRADE (Codename: Capricorn) - Alexander
VERGES (Deputy Surveillance Officer) - Bennett Pologe
SECOND WATCHMAN (Security Guard) - Andrew Brown
MARGARET (Lounge Singer) - Tamsin Lynes
URSULA (Codename: The Angler) - Maya Cohen
ENSEMBLE (Security Guard) - Richard Stranks
SWING / SEXTON - Holly Ashman
SWING - Jason Adam
Series
Show Must Go Online, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Video
Transmission details
15 Jul 2020
Duration
209 mins

Credits

Director
Robert Myles
Producer
Sarah Peachey

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
espionage

Notes

General
A project by actor and writer Robert Myles to present ‘weekly readings of the Complete Plays of Shakespeare by a global cast, in the order they were believed to have been written.' For more details, visit the peroject homepage at: https://robmyles.co.uk/theshowmustgoonline/

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/RhgTu1lC8CA
Online format
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Robert Myles

Web
https://robmyles.co.uk/theshowmustgoonline/ External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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