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Teach Much Ado About Nothing

You and your students can access a range of resources on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing - David Tennant _ What my dear Lady disdain _ Digital Theatre+

 

Much Ado About Nothing   |   Production   |   William Shakespeare

David Tennant (Benedick) and Catherine Tate (Beatrice) in Much Ado About Nothing | Sonia Friedman Productions © Johan Persson

About the productions

Access a number of contrasting productions of Much Ado About Nothing on Digital Theatre+, including this featured adaptation, captured live at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. Starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice, it played to sold-out houses and received wide critical acclaim.

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  • 13Video resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach Much Ado About Nothing, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from performers, practitioners and Shakespeare experts.

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On Much Ado About Nothing: Carol Chillington Rutter

Shakespeare expert Professor Carol Chillington Rutter deconstructs plot and meaning in Much Ado About Nothing.

Much Ado About Nothing Practical Workshop Guide

Deepen your students’ understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance with this practical workshop guide.

Much Ado About Nothing Study Guide

Give your students the ultimate introduction to the play’s characters, themes, language and more.

On Assistant Direction: Robert Hastie

Robert Hastie, Associate Director of Josie Rourke’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, explains how they transported Shakespeare to 1980s Gibraltar.

Character Lock In featuring Chukwudi Iwuji

Join Chukwudi Iwuji as he explores the character of Benedick, offering playful insights into characterisation and performance.

Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

Engage your students with this highly visual manga retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

Comparing Comedy: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing

Compare Much Ado About Nothing with its partner play Love’s Labour’s Lost with this guide from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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