Much ado about nothing [DVD videorecording] by William Shakespeare ; presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; produced by Shaun Sutton ; directed by Stuart Burge.
Contributor(s): Sutton, Shaun | Burge, Stuart | Lunghi, Cherie | Levy, Katharine | Lindsay, Robert | Reynolds, Robert | Dobtcheff, Vernon | Shakespeare, William. Much ado about nothing | British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service | Time-Life Television | Ambrose Video Publishing.Material type: FilmSeries: Shakespeare, William, BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England): ; Shakespeare, William, Works: Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Uniform titles: Shakespeare plays (Television program) Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Marriage -- Drama | Mistaken identity -- DramaGenre/Form: Television plays. | Televised plays. | Television adaptations. | Televised performances. | Romance -- Television.DDC classification: 791.45/72
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System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Lee Montague (Leonato), Tim Faulkner (Messenger), Cherie Lunghi (Beatrice), Katharine Levy (Hero), Jon Finch (Don Pedro), Robert Lindsay (Benedick), Robert Reynolds (Claudio), Gordon Whiting (Antonio), Vernon Dobtcheff (Don John), Robert Gwilym (Conrade), Tony Rohr (Borachio), Pamela Moiseiwitsch (Margaret), Ishia Bennison (Ursula), Oz Clarke (Balthasar), Ben Losh (Boy), Michael Elphick (Dogberry), Clive Dunn (Verges), Gorden Kaye (First Watch), Perry Benson (Second Watch), Roger Frost (Member of Watch), Declan Mulholland (Member of Watch), Stephen Wale (Member of Watch), Graham Crowden (Friar Francis), John Kidd (Sexton), Simone Baker (Dancer), Jean Pierre Blanchard (Dancer), Nicola Keen (Dancer), Philippa Luce (Dancer), Bryan Payne (Dancer), Barbara Rhoades (Dancer), Trevor St. John Hacker (Dancer), Peter Salmon (Dancer), Clair Symonds (Dancer).
Music composed by Simon Rogers ; videotape editor, Ian Williams ; literary consultant, Dr. John Wilders.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1984.
Taped Aug. 15-21, 1984 at the BBC Television studios in London.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Claudio and Hero are engaged, but the jealous Don John tries to thwart the wedding by denouncing Hero as unchaste. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick, who scorn each other, become betrothed as a result of the schemes of their friends.