Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced (and more cynical) Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro's bastard brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Don Pedro: Janice Don John: Christie Nowak Claudio: Lizzie Driver Benedick: Elizabeth Klett Leonato: StephenC Antonio: Caliban Balthazar: David O'Connell Borachio: Troy Bond Conrade: James Pritchard Dogberry: Rosalind Wills Verges: Lamarr Gulley Friar Francis: Sharontzu Sexton: Aleithia Boy: Arielle Lipshaw Hero: Karen Savage Beatrice: Kristin Hughes Margaret: Gates Maru Ursula: Sibella Denton Messenger: Josh Wilson First Watch: Graham Dailey Second Watch: Caliban A Lord:Gilles Lehoux Narrator: Laurie Anne Walden Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers ar... Show more

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