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Much Ado About Nothing

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(4,372 Sterne; 74 Bewertungen)

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

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Act II

36:04

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Act III

26:18

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Act IV

20:54

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Act V

31:12

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Bewertungen

Enjoyable Classic

(4,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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!

It's always better to go to the source material.

(5 Sterne)

The movies are nice to way to watch but they are never as enjoyable as the original.

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

(4 Sterne)

good!!!

(5 Sterne)

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

(3 Sterne)

It would have been better if men had played men.

(4 Sterne)

Great book. The sound quality was poor at times

(5 Sterne)

Great stuff thx to all readers!