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Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Translation by Ranjit Bolt
Ranjit Bolt updates Much Ado About Nothing with a merry new translation.
In Much Ado About Nothing, a series of miscommunications and misunderstandings spiral out of control, leaving two sets of lovers to untangle their words and their hearts. Ranjit Bolt, an accomplished translator, takes on Shakespeare’s well-loved comedy to update much of the obscure language while maintaining the humor, characterization, and wit that audiences know and love. For modern readers, Beatrice, Benedick, Hero, and Claudio are just as enchanting as always—and perhaps funnier than ever before.
June 6, 2019
Play On! Festival NYC
Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Desdemona Chiang with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival
April 17, 2020
FIRST READS: An Online Educational Series
A livestreamed exploration of Much Ado About Nothing featuring actors from across the country under the direction of Desdemona Chiang.