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Title Much Ado About Nothing
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Mu Ad 17
Primary Association Moore, John
Associated Names Daly, Augustin; Faucit, Helena; Nisbett, Louise; Kean, Ellen; Barlow, Julia; Kemble, Charles; Murdoch, James E.; Belton, F.; Burton, William E.; Sullivan, Barry; Wallack, Lester; Scott-Siddons, Mary; Neilson, Adelaide
Theatre Burton's; Wallack's; Park; Covent Garden
Place of Production New York; London
Country of Production United States; Great Britain
Date of Production 1818-1870
Description Prompt book first marked by Moore in England in 1846 and then used in America (mainly at Burton's) for many years. Checked for Verges, often played by Moore. Includes cues for effects, timings, stage business, a dance routine and various playbills.
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Religion, Culture and Society; Love and Marriage; Women and Femininity
Roles C Kemble - Benedick; Mrs C Kemble - Beatrice; Mr Murdoch - Benedict; Miss Sallie St. Clair - Beatrice; Mr Belton - Benedick; Mrs Barrow - Beatrice; Barry Sullivan - Benedick; Fanny Morant - Beatrice; Lester Wallack - Benedick; Rose Eytinge - Beatrice; F.B. Conway - Benedick; Mrs Scott Siddons - Beatrice; C Kemble - Benedick; Miss Chester - Beatrice
Content Keywords love, morality, jealousy, soldier, humour, friendship, reconciliation, women, society
Context Keywords cast, character, dance, stage, business, cues, costume, music, sound effects, lighting
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Act V Scene 1 and of Miss Chester as Beatrice.
Edition Cumberland edition
Shattuck Code MA 21
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.