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Scenes from Shakespeare: Scenes from Much Ado About Nothing

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[Starring] Margaretta Scott and Henry Oscar as Beatrice and Benedick

In the opening scene of "Much Ado About Nothing" Benedick says with feeling to Beatrice, "I would my horse had the speed of your tongue, and so good a continuer", and until the end of the play, even when the lovers are united, the dialogue between them is full of wit and banter, a strange contrast to the sentimental passages between Romeo and Juliet.
It will be interesting to radio listeners to compare Margaretta Scott's Beatrice and Henry Oscar's Benedick with the interpretations of Fay Compton and Godfrey Tearle in the sound broadcast on January 3.

Contributors

Presentation: G. More O'Ferrall
Beatrice: Margaretta Scott
Benedick: Henry Oscar

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Scenes from Shakespeare: Scenes from Much Ado About Nothing

BBC Television, 11 February 1937 21.00






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