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Much Ado About Nothing

Opens on March 24


Director: Kenneth Branagh Run Time: 111 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1993

Starring: Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio’s commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice — a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding.

Rob Conkie, Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will offer a brief introduction to the film, and moderate a post-screening discussion.

** This screening is being presented in collaboration and as part of the 2024 UNC-Charlotte Spring Course: SCREEN SHAKESPEARE.


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