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William Shakespeare

Performance Dates

February 28, March 2, 8, 10, 1973

Creative Team

Director - David Hooks

Designer - Fred Thayer

Technical Director - Mark Peters

Costume Designer - Petie Dodrill

Dances staged by - Joanne Van Sant


Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623.

By means of "noting" (which, in Shakespeare's day, sounded similar to "nothing" as in the play's title, and which means gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

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