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Much Ado About Nothing
     

Much Ado About Nothing

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Cast: Barnard Hughes, Sam Waterston, Douglas Watson

 
Set in early 20th century America, this production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing was originally performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival. It was also broadcast on CBS during the '70s. Television actress Kathleen Widdoes plays proto-feminist Beatrice and Sam Waterston plays her wealthy verbal opponent Benedick. Don Pedro (Douglas Watson) and his

Overview

Set in early 20th century America, this production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing was originally performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival. It was also broadcast on CBS during the '70s. Television actress Kathleen Widdoes plays proto-feminist Beatrice and Sam Waterston plays her wealthy verbal opponent Benedick. Don Pedro (Douglas Watson) and his men are reinvented as Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, while Dogberry (Barnard Hughes) and his Watchmen are portrayed like the Keystone Kops. This film was released on DVD by the Broadway Theatre Archive.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
UPC:
0032031263499
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kultur Video
Time:
2:45:00
Sales rank:
80,511

Special Features

Chaptering for easy access to all acts of every play; Indexing to easily locate key segments; Previews of other Broadway Theatre Archive plays

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Act One [28:50]
2. Act Two [16:44]
3. Act Three [30:01]
4. Act Four [8:48]
5. Act Five [28:04]
6. Credits [43:47]

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Much Ado About Nothing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was filmed in a studio for a TV broadcast in 1972. The leads are Sam Waterston, Kathleen Widdoes, Barnard Hughes and Douglas Watson. It's quite nice- the acting is very good, as are the sets and costumes. I like Kenneth Branagh's film a little better, though. It's filmed on location, not in a studio, and the banter between Beatrice and Benedick is a little funnier.