'I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.'
One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Much Ado about Nothing contrasts the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero, and the cynicism of sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick, who are united in their scorn for love. Trickery plays a large part in the story, as Beatrice and Benedick are duped into declaring their love for one another, and the dastardly Don John deceives Claudio into believing that Hero has been unfaithful. Marking the debut of director Jeremy Herrin at the Globe Theatre, this production features Eve Best as the feisty and high-spirited Beatrice and Charles Edwards as her cynical counterpart, Benedick.
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.
Running time: 166 mins
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Angelika Goldmann, Germany Angelika Goldmann, Germany
Missed the show in 2011, son absolutely loved it, so what better treat is there for the family.. Not to speak of the many many people who cannot come to the Globe. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUBLISHING THESE DVDS!!
Rachel K @Phanny411
#MuchAdo was one one of the first shows I saw in London! I never forgot how much it made me laugh!
Germany Bernd Wahlbrinck, Rheine, Germany Bernd Wahlbrinck, Rheine
I watched a live performance of MUCH ADO with this very cast in the atumn of 2011. It was absolutely terrific, which is why I could not wait to get the DVD. I just bought it, and it is simply marvellous. Absolutely recommended.
Marlene B Manu Marlene B Manu
Eve Best and Charles Edwards were simply adorable !