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Much Ado About Nothing
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848422001Publication Date:
17 May 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm
First Staged:
This version: Wyndham's Theatre, London, 2011

Much Ado About Nothing (West End edition)

By William Shakespeare Edited by Robert Hastie and Josie Rourke


A consummate romantic comedy that dramatises the battle of the sexes with a dazzling display of Shakespeare's wit and wordplay.

Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are about to be married, but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose constant witty sparring threatens to keep them apart for ever.

The official tie-in edition published alongside the 2011 production at Wyndham's Theatre, London, starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice.

In addition to the version of Shakespeare's text as performed in the production, this volume also includes extensive material about how the production was conceived and developed, interviews with its cast and creative team, design sketches, an extract from the original score, and a rehearsal diary.

Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781848422001Publication Date:
17 May 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm

Also by William Shakespeare:

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Henry IV Part II
Romeo and Juliet
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
Henry V
Player Kings
All's Well That Ends Well
Henry IV Part I
Shakespeare on Theatre
The Winter's Tale
Richard III
Edward III
Measure for Measure
The Winter's Tale
Queen Margaret
The Tempest
Thomas More
Twelfth Night
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Richard II
As You Like It
Much Ado About Nothing

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Also by Josie Rourke:

Writing Music for the Stage

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