Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing, believed to have been written in 1598, is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, and takes its defamed woman plot from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.
David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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(2011)
BBC Studios
(1978)
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Sam Waterston as Benedick lying down in a small, green and white rowing boat surrounded by greenery
Broadway Digital Archive
(1974)
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RSC
(2014)
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Man of the Moment

Alan Ayckbourn
The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Alan Ayckbourn's 1988 play anticipates the popularity—and absurdity—of reality TV.
LA Theatre Works
(1994)
Audio Theatre

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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

One of William Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’, Measure for Measure alludes to the Jacobean preoccupation with ridding London of its brothels. The play explores the darker side of human nature: hypocrisy, depravity and betrayal.

 

When Juilet finds herself pregnant by her lover Claudio ahead of their nuptials, the young man is sentenced to death by the pernicious and puritanical Angelo, who has assumed temporary control of Vienna.

BBC Studios
(1994)
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BBC Studios
(1979)
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