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Title Much Ado About Nothing
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Mu Ad 12
Primary Association Kean, Charles
Associated Names Addis, J. B.; Ellis, George
Publication Date 1810
Date of Production c. 1830-1839
Description Early Kean prompt book including calls, stage business, cues for effects and additional dialogue for Beatrice and Benedick at the end of the church scene. Additional notes in a rougher style are probably in the hand of Charles Kean. One note signed by J.B Addis, the American prompter and a note about stone benches written in the hand of George Ellis. (1858)
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Religion, Culture and Society; Love and Marriage; Women and Femininity
Roles Miss Johnston - Beatrice; Mr C. Kemble - Benedick; Mr Egerton - Pedro Prince of Aragon
Content Keywords love, morality, jealousy, soldier, humour, friendship, reconciliation, women, society
Context Keywords character, cues, sound effects, music, cast, stage, blocking, lighting, property, timings
Edition Kemble edition 1810
Shattuck Code MA 10
Play Much Ado About Nothing
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.