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BBC Radio Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatized)

BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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Publisher's Summary

BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

In Much Ado, the clarity of radio allows the wonderful verbal sparring between Beatrice and Benedick to sparkle as high comedy and melodrama mix magically in a combination of prose and verse.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

© and (P)2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    Jessica Lynchburg, VA, USA 05-29-12
    Jessica Lynchburg, VA, USA 05-29-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Abridged and altered"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    I would love to, but the play gets modified by the performers.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The performance cuts out significant portions of the play. There are also several places where an actor changes a line or word order. It really takes away from the play. Also, Don John speaks too, too softly to even be heard. What's the point?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Halifax, NS, Canada 10-26-13
    David Halifax, NS, Canada 10-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent"

    This is a fun production of "Much Ado", with some lively and enjoyably performances, especially from Tennant and Spiro as Beatrice and Benedick. The text is cut a bit, but not to an extent that it will disturb non-purists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen El Paso, TX, United States 11-23-11
    Stephen El Paso, TX, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Much Ado About Nothing - Audio Book - BBC"

    A classic by a classic organization. The production made the text come alive. I will glad to purchase the rest of the Bard's collection in audio book.

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    Michael Irving, TX, USA 09-16-12
    Michael Irving, TX, USA 09-16-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Extremely Abridged!!!"
    What disappointed you about BBC Radio Shakespeare?

    Chopped, and Cut, and re-structured.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The original


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The original


    What character would you cut from BBC Radio Shakespeare?

    The original


    Any additional comments?

    If the writers words have been altered, please list as abridged.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A fantastic version of one of the comedies. A brillisnt tale of love, confusion & betrayal. The cast is brilliant, & I would recommend this version to any Shakespeare fan or English literature student.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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