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Much Ado About Nothing

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Duke at 42nd Street

229 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 40mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
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Jonathan Cake and Maggie Siff star in Theatre for a New Audience's production of Shakespeare's classic.


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Like Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Beatrice and Benedick of Much Ado become a couple only after insult and attack. In this remarkably modern comedy, dazzling language becomes a mediating force between the fusty conventions of love and marriage and the complexities of extraordinarily intelligent and worldly-wise people. In Shakespeare’s stinging and thoughtful comedy of wit, victorious soldiers returning from war set their sights on the peacetime pleasures of clever banter and romance in a jaunty world of aristocratic artifice. However, when false information leads one proud nobleman to cruelly denounce his beloved on their wedding day, the verbal sparring sours into private warfare.