Much Ado About Nothing


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 54 reviews)


Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced (and more cynical) Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro's bastard brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:

Don Pedro: Janice
Don John: Christie Nowak
Claudio: Lizzie Driver
Benedick: Elizabeth Klett
Leonato: StephenC
Antonio: Caliban
Balthazar: David O'Connell
Borachio: Troy Bond
Conrade: James Pritchard
Dogberry: Rosalind Wills
Verges: Lamarr Gulley
Friar Francis: Sharontzu
Sexton: Aleithia
Boy: Arielle Lipshaw
Hero: Karen Savage
Beatrice: Kristin Hughes
Margaret: Gates Maru
Ursula: Sibella Denton
Messenger: Josh Wilson
First Watch: Graham Dailey
Second Watch: Caliban
A Lord:Gilles Lehoux
Narrator: Laurie Anne Walden

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

(2 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 1:48 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Act I 20:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act II 36:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act III 26:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act IV 20:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act V 31:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Enjoyable Classic

(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed this and saw why it is considered one of the great classics. But at times the reader's recordings were poor in sound qaulity.

Must listen!

(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett and Karen Savage (along with the rest of the cast) are stunning in this ensemble rendition of the Shakespeare favorite! Hilarious and suspenseful, THIS is the version you want!

(3.5 stars)

The difference in sound quality, from speaker to speaker took away from the whole production. Enjoyable but flawed.

Good book but the sound was off. Most of the male voices were not accurate(they…

(4 stars)

good!!!

(5 stars)

best!!!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN!?!?!?! THIS WAS GREAT! IT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(4 stars)

Great book. The sound quality was poor at times

(5 stars)

Great stuff thx to all readers!