Much Ado About Nothing: A Comedy in Five Acts (Classic Reprint) by William ShakespeareMuch Ado About Nothing: A Comedy in Five Acts (Classic Reprint) by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing: A Comedy in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)

byWilliam Shakespeare

Paperback | October 27, 2018

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Excerpt from Much Ado About Nothing: A Comedy in Five Acts

The first American performance of Much Ado About Nothing may have been given on the Island of Jamaica, where the comedy was announced for the benefit of Mrs. Hughes to be given on October 20, 1781, by the American Company then visiting the island. Mrs. Hughes died suddenly on the 16th, so that the play, if then given, was deprived of her services.

On March 18, 1789, this comedy was presented in Philadelphia, at the Southwark Theatre, which, with a managerial enterprise that compares very favorably with current manifestations of this quality, had been opened in this same month within a week of the repeal of the Act of Prohibition against the theatres after a ten years' battle. Hallam was the Benedick and Mrs. Morris the Beatrice. The first recorded performance of this play in New York was given May 30, 1796, with Mr. Hodgkinson and Mrs. Johnson in the leading r61es. Boston first saw Much Ado About Nothing on September 26, 1796, with Mr. Chalmers as Benedick and Mrs. Williamson as Beatrice. In 1828 Clara Fisher appeared in this play at the Tremont Theatre, in this city, to the Benedick of the elder Wallack who, twenty-four years later, supported the Beatrice of Laura Keene. On May 14, 18 59, this veteran bade his farewell to the stage in the part of Benedick, at the age of sixty-four, to the Beatrice of Mrs. John Hoey.

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Title:Much Ado About Nothing: A Comedy in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.23 inPublished:October 27, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0259519170

ISBN - 13:9780259519171

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