Much Ado About Nothing – in performance
Explore how Much Ado about Nothing is performed and interpreted, from original stagings to the modern day, with this free course.
Shakespeare’s much loved play, Much Ado about Nothing, is read and studied all over the world. But it was written to be staged, and can only be fully appreciated and understood through performance. In this free online course, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will welcome you to Stratford-upon-Avon – the home of William Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Topics to be covered in this course are:
- Shakespeare’s influences as a playwriting Actor
- The original performance of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’
- The darker side of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in the C20th and C21st
- The resolution of the play in modern performance
- Contemporary approaches to Beatrice and Benedick
- The influence of filming a production
- Exploring the Actors’ approaches to Beatrice and Benedick
- Interpreting key moments in the play and performance choices
Register now to express your interest in joining this course.