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ShakespeaRe-Told [electronic resource]: Much Ado About Nothing

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Amorous sparks fly alongside barbed repartee in this hip adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy. A modern television news studio provides the setting, transforming Beatrice and Benedick-played by Sarah Parish and Damian Lewis-into bickering co-anchors. Meanwhile, Don, a jealous studio tech, tries to sabotage the budding love affair between Claude the sports guy and Hero the weather girl. Screenplay writer David Nicholls cleverly weaves Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds / Admit impediments.") into the dialogue. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
89 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Much Ado about Nothing
Series
ShakespeaRe-Told
Shakespeare retold
Contents
  • Jilted Lover (2:05)
  • Newswoman on Set (1:21)
  • Trouble with Co-Anchor (1:35)
  • Claude and Hero: Budding Romance (1:53)
  • Co-Anchor Drunk on Set (1:04)
  • Former Lover to Return (1:35)
  • Changes in the Television Studio (1:25)
  • Former Lover on Late-Night Television (1:18)
  • Beatrice and Benedick in the Sound Studio (1:19)
  • Party Plans (0:51)
  • Hero Confronts Her Lover's Rival (1:45)
  • Feminine Beauty (1:08)
  • Beatrice and Benedick on the Nightly News Set (1:43)
  • Father and Daughter (1:10)
  • Benedick Flirts with a Sexy Woman (1:26)
  • Claude Threatens Benedick (1:23)
  • Mistaken Identity (1:16)
  • Eavesdropping (1:10)
  • Ex-Lovers Dance (1:29)
  • Marriage Proposal (1:33)
  • Man Obsessed (1:14)
  • News Stories (1:38)
  • Ex-Lovers' Quarrel (1:08)
  • Wedding Plans (1:15)
  • Deception (1:38)
  • Overheard Conversation (1:25)
  • Trick Conversation (1:11)
  • Benedick Loves Beatrice (1:29)
  • Benedick's Odd Behavior (1:15)
  • Benedick's Admission to Himself (1:15)
  • Repartee Between Ex-Lovers (0:56)
  • Co-Anchors of Nightly News (1:16)
  • Misunderstanding Between Lovers (1:33)
  • Obsessive Love (1:43)
  • Hero's Bachelorette Party (1:12)
  • Beatrice Duped by Friends (1:36)
  • Relationship Tension (2:56)
  • Claude Lies About Hero (1:49)
  • Doubts About Hero's Faithfulness (0:56)
  • Ex-Lovers in Adjoining Rooms (1:24)
  • Poetry Recital (1:40)
  • Sonnet's Message (1:23)
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet (1:22)
  • Romantic Tension (1:00)
  • Groom Deceived (1:09)
  • Lie Upon Lie (1:45)
  • Wedding Day (1:39)
  • Unsuspecting Bride (1:22)
  • Groom Humiliates Bride (1:14)
  • Bride Flees the Church (1:48)
  • Benedick Loves Beatrice (1:30)
  • Beatrice Loves Benedick (1:51)
  • Benedick Confronts Claude (2:06)
  • Facts vs. Lies (0:59)
  • Villain's Payback (0:54)
  • Hero Attacks Villain (1:33)
  • Repentant Claude (1:42)
  • Is Hero Dead? (1:26)
  • Relationships (1:35)
  • Double Wedding (2:38)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2005.
Publisher no.
  • 41150s Films Media Group
  • 41151 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (89 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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