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Much Ado About Nothing DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing contrasts the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero with the cynicism of sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick, who are united in their scorn for love. Trickery plays a large part in the story, as Beatrice and Benedick are duped into declaring their love for one another, and the dastardly Don John deceives Claudio into believing that Hero has been unfaithful. Marking the debut of director Jeremy Herrin at the Globe Theatre, this production features Eve Best as the feisty and high-spirited Beatrice and Charles Edwards as her cynical counterpart Benedick.

‘Eve Best and Charles Edwards are gorgeously well-matched and sublimely ridiculous.’ – Time Out

Shakespeare's Globe
Eve Best
Benedick: Charles Edwards 
Claudio: Philip Cumbus
Conrade: Marcus Griffiths
Verges: Adrian Hood
Dogberry: Paul Hunter 
Don John/Sexton: Matthew Pidgeon

Director: Jeremy Herrin
Designer: Mike Britton
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Choreography: Siân Williams 
Musical Director:Bret Yount

Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 166 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE
Year: 2011