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Much Ado About Nothing

About the Show


The Original Romantic Comedy

Beatrice and Benedick are locked in a constant battle of wits and share a mutual disdain for love. Their friends undertake a scheme to trick them into falling for one another during the preparations for Claudio and Hero’s wedding. But as that plan starts working, so does another scheme…

Running Time: 2 Hours Plus Intermission

Read more about Shakespeare’s comedic play on Wikipedia.

The Production Team:

Director: Abigail Isaac Fine
Stage Manager: Laura Moody
Scenic Designer: Elizabeth McFadden
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Abolins
Costume Designer: Stephanie Fisher
Sound Designer: Reid May


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About the Text and Language

NextStop Theatre will be using the Folger Shakespeare Library’s version of “Much Ado About Nothing.” This is a traditional text for the play. While it can sometimes be easy to be intimidated or confused by Shakespeare’s text, it is important to remember that Shakespeare was writing in the same English language we speak today. Furthermore, unlike most of his plays, “Much Ado About Nothing” is actually written in 79% prose (rather than iambic pentameter.) “Much Ado” is a romantic comedy for the “common man.”

 

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