In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare created one of the greatest verbal sparring matches in all of literature, echoes of which can be heard in the sophisticated dialogue of such late masters as George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward. Throughout the play, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick circle each other warily, until their scathing witticisms and sly innuendoes reach a feverish intensity that befits the passionate longing they both vainly seek to deny.
"Good performance, but hard to hear"
Sir Robert Chiltern seems to have the perfect life: he's a successful, well-paid government minister and he has a loving wife. But when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed, all of this is threatened.
"Harrison shines in Wilde's delightful comedy"
Sir Rex Harrison and cast perform together in this wonderful production which is available for the first time on digital download. Much Ado about Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a "merry war"; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other.