Shakespeare - Love’s Labours Won or Much Ado About Nothing (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1186D

Shakespeare - Love’s Labours Won or Much Ado About Nothing (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1186D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Sam Alexander
David Horovitch
Edward Bennett
Michelle Terry
Tunji Kasim
Chris Nayak
Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Nick Haverson
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

Much Ado About Nothing

Artists

Sam Alexander
David Horovitch
Edward Bennett
Michelle Terry
Tunji Kasim
Chris Nayak
Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Nick Haverson
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers returns from the trenches. The world weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own rather more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Cast:
- Don John: Sam Alexander
- Leonato: David Horovitch
- Benedick: Edward Bennett
- Beatrice: Michelle Terry
- Claudio: Tunji Kasim
- Borachio: Chris Nayak
- Hero: Flora Spencer-Longhurst
- Dogberry: Nick Haverson

Director: Simon Godwin

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, March 2015.

"This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages." - The Daily Telegraph

"This is, in its entirety, an endeavour that sings: poignant, impassioned and gorgeous ... Brilliantly comic…extraordinarily powerful" - The Times

"A marvel…immaculately co-ordinated." - The Daily Mail

"These productions are a joy…Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry make a splendid pairing." - The Sunday Times

Running time: 148 minutes
Subtitles: EN
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS


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