Much Ado About Nothing | Critical Review by Markland Taylor

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Much Ado About Nothing.
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Critical Review by Markland Taylor

SOURCE: Taylor, Markland. “Much Ado About Nothing.Variety 388, no. 7 (30 September-6 October 2002): 36.

In the following review, Taylor examines the Hartford Stage/Shakespeare Theater 2002 staging of Much Ado about Nothing, directed by Mark Lamos. Taylor finds the production “surprisingly bloodless and lacking in spontaneity.”

Mark Lamos opens the company's 39th season with this anyone-for-tennis? staging of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set mostly in the garden of an English country house in the 1920s, this Ado—a co-production with D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater, where it plays next—looks glossily expensive and is clearly and intelligently spoken, complete with a variety of English accents. But Shakespeare's comic wit has been blunted here, and this staging is surprisingly bloodless and lacking in spontaneity.

Karen Ziemba, the award-winning Broadway musical performer noted for her...

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