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Much Ado About Nothing


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Comedy by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE written 1598-99 with Fenella Fielding, Paul Daneman, Ralph Richardson, Cecil Parker Ronald Allen, Perlita Neilson, Martin Jarvis. Heron Carvic and Richard Goolden
The action of the play takes place in the city of Messina, in and around the palace of Leonato the Governor, during a Spanish occupation of Sicily, many many years ago and the people of Messina The instrumentalists DAVID MUNROW
Music composed by DAVID CAIN with special sound by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The play, which is given without an interval, is adapted and produced by JOHN Powell (To be repeated on 2 Nov.)


Comedy By: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Ronald Allen
Unknown: Perlita Neilson
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Oliver Brookes
Unknown: Michael Laird
Unknown: Roger Brenner
Singers: Sally Le Sage
Singers: James Bowman
Singers: Nigel Rogers
Composed By: David Cain
Produced By: John Powell
Don Pedro, prince of Aragon: Ronald Allen
Claudio, a young lord of Florence, the prince's favourite: Martin Jarvis
Benedick, a young lord of Padua, likewise favoured: Paul Daneman
Don Balthasar, the Prince emissary: Nigel Lambert
Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother: Heron Carvic
Borachio, confident to Don John: John Pullen
Conrade, friend to Borachio: David Valla
Leonato, Governor of Messina: Cecil Parker
Antonio, his elder brother: Malcolm Hayes
Hero, his daughter: Perlita Neilson
Beatrice, his niece, an orphan: Fenella Fielding
Margaret, Hero's waiting-woman: Margaret Wolfit
Ursula, Hero's duenna: Madi Hedd
Dogberry, a foolish constable: Ralph Richardson
Verges, his partner, a head-borough: Richard Goolden
Two watchmen,: Hugh Oatcake
Two watchmen,: George Seacole
Two watchmen,: John Pryning,
Two watchmen,: Garard Green
The Sexton: Brian Haines
Friar Francis: Charles Simon

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Much Ado About Nothing

BBC Radio 3, 19 September 1969 19.30

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