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Title Much Ado About Nothing
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Mu Ad 9
Primary Association Lacy, Walter
Associated Names Irving, Henry; Macready, William Charles; Kean, Charles; Kemble, John Philip; Webster, Benjamin
Publication Date 1823
Theatre Haymarket
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 21 Sep 1859
Description Prompt book originally marked by Lacy as a transcription of the Kemble book at the Garrick Club. Includes cuts, stage business and cues for effects. Also contains many notes regarding the differences in text and business between the Kemble book, the Haymarket book and the T.H Lacy edition. Contains Benjamin Webster's addition to the Kemble addition to the Beatrice-Benedick dialogue in the church scene. Several notes refer to Macready, John Kemble, and Charles Kean.
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Religion, Culture and Society; Love and Marriage; Women and Femininity
Roles Walter Lacy - Benedick; Miss Reynolds - Beatrice
Content Keywords love, morality, jealousy, soldier, humour, friendship, reconciliation, women, society
Context Keywords costume, timings, character, cast, music, business, stage, cues, sound effects, lighting, scenery, blocking, property
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Miss Chester as Beatrice.
Edition Oxberry edition, 1823
Shattuck Code MA 32
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.