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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Much Ado about Nothing (1984, Stuart Burge)

TitleMuch Ado about Nothing
Release LocationsGB
DirectorStuart Burge
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 30 mins
Audiencecollege and university
Play ConnectionsMuch Ado About Nothing (interpretation)
SeriesThe Shakespeare Plays


This production replaced an earlier Much Ado, starring Michael York and Penelope Keith as Benedick and Beatrice (see 431), that was to have been the inaugural play in The Shakespeare Plays series

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

UrsulaIshia Bennison
Second WatchPerry Benson
BalthasarOz Clarke
Friar FrancisGraham Crowden
Don JohnVernon Dobtcheff
VergesClive Dunn
DogberryMichael Elphick
MessengerTim Faulkner
Don PedroJon Finch
CastRoger Frost
ConradeRobert Gwilym
First WatchGordon Kaye
SextonJohn Kidd
HeroKatharine Levy
BenedickRobert Lindsay
BoyBen Losch
BeatriceCherie Lunghi
MargaretPamela Moisciwitsch
LeonatoLee Montague
CastDeclan Mulholland
Dancers, Musicians, and The Faye Consort of Violsnot specified
ClaudioRobert Reynolds
BorachioTony Rohr
WatchStephen Wale
AntonioGordon Whiting

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorStuart Burge
ProducerShaun Sutton
EditorIan Williams
ComposerSimon Rogers
Production ManagerAnthony Garrick
MakeupAnn Ailes-Stevenson
CostumesJune Hudson
LightingDerek Slee
SoundRay Angel
CameraJohn Vincent
Production AssociateFraser Lowden
ProductionIan Spoczynski
Production AssistantBeryl Watts
PropertiesMagda Olender
Vision MixerJohn Barclay
Assistant Floor ManagerSally Davies
Assistant Floor ManagerFiona Dias
Technical CoordinatorPeter Granger
ConsultantJohn Wilders

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell