Beatrice and Benedick
- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING She compares him to a disease and he compares her to a ''parrot teacher'' but the underlying love Beatrice and Benedick
have for each other in Much Ado About Nothing is clear to see.
The play portrays the love affair of Beatrice and Benedick
, who both at first claim that they will never marry, as well as that between Claudio and Hero.
Much Ado, which tells the story of star-crossed - and often also cross - couple Beatrice and Benedick
, follows a production of the Bard's tragedy Othello which the company successfully staged at the Kazimier last summer.
As her new book Beatrice and Benedick
, a study of two gures from the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing, hits the stands, Fiorato is taking on a book tour which brings her to Monmouthshire on Monday.
The popular Shakespeare comedy, with Emma Pallant and Simon Bubb as reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick
, opens in Margate on Friday but then heads for Alnwick for two performances, before opening at the Globe - the London South Bank reconstruction of the 16th-century theatre in which Shakespeare performed.
The characters of Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) and CK Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) have a strong streak of Beatrice and Benedick
in them, in that they feud with each other with their quick-fire wit but ultimately realise that they love each other.
The casting is the twist, with grande dame of theatre Vanessa Redgrave, 76, and James Earl Jones, 82 (aka the voice of Darth Vader) as feisty lovers Beatrice and Benedick
Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick
, one of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.
Beatrice and Benedick
were in love, once-or, as Beatrice says of Benedick's heart, "he lent it me awhile; and I gave him use for it.
You know Beatrice and Benedick
should be together, but they just don't see it for a long time.
12 Which former Doctor Who stars play reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick
in a West End production of Much Ado About Nothing?
Through the characters of Beatrice and Benedick
, they realize real acting and their love.