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Much Ado about Nothing, 4.1; 5.2 (1974, Peter Seabourne)

TitleMuch Ado about Nothing, 4.1; 5.2
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Seabourne
MediumColor video
Audiencehigh school
Play ConnectionsMuch Ado About Nothing (scene(s))
SeriesThe Shakespeare Series [IFB]


In this sixth unit of "The Shakespeare Series," there are scenes (see also numbers 22, 131, 164, 232, 326, 467, 490, 510, 556, 601 and 619) from Much Ado about Nothing in which the indomitable Beatrice urges Benedick to "kill Claudio," (4.1), and in which the witty lovers become reconciled (5.2). For background, see 22

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

BenedickDerrick Gilbert
UrsulaSusan Jameson
BeatriceAlison Key
MargaretLinda Renwick

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Seabourne

Company Overview

Producer Realist Film Unit

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell