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Much ado about nothing

Title
Much ado about nothing [videorecording] / a New York Shakespeare Festival production; produced by Joseph Papp ; directed by A. J. Antoon with Nick Havinga ; Robert Hitzig, executive producer ; [originally produced for WCBS-TV] ; digitally remastered by the Broadway Theatre Archive.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Broadway Theatre Archive, 2000.

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Videocassette 1Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 4 Videocassette 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
Videocassette 2Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 4 Videocassette 2Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT

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Additional Authors
  • Papp, Joseph
  • Antoon, A. J. (Alfred Joseph), 1944-1992
  • Havinga, Nick
  • Hitzig, Rupert
  • Link, Peter
  • Saddler, Donald
  • John, Tom
  • Aldredge, Theoni V
  • Gersten, Bernard
  • Morris, John, 1926-2018
  • Bartlett, Charles
  • Efron, Marshall
  • Freeman, Arny
  • Gianino, Jack
  • Gugleotti, George
  • Hammer, Mark, 1937-2007
  • Henritze, Bette
  • Hepple, Jeanne
  • Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006
  • Jordan, Nina
  • Lenthall, David
  • Mackenzie, Will
  • Mayer, Jerry, 1941-2003
  • McDermott, Tom, 1912-1996
  • Coffin, Frederick, 1943-2003
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • Shawhan, April, 1940-
  • Walken, Glenn, 1945-
  • Waterston, Sam
  • Watson, Douglass, 1921-1989
  • Widdoes, Kathleen, 1939-
  • Broadway Theatre Archive.
  • New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, producer.
Description
2 videocassettes (VHS) (167 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Summary
The 1973 television production of William Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing. Set in turn-of-the century United States, the production was originally staged on and off-Broadway by the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Broadway Theatre Archive
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television.
  • Drama.
Note
  • Credits on tape.
  • Videocassette one: Acts I to III, 84 min. Videocassette two: Acts IV and V, 83 min.
  • Digitally remastered by Broadway Theatre Archive.
  • Program is introduced by Joseph Papp.
  • Program begins ca. 6 min. into tape.
Credits (note)
  • Music composed and arranged by Peter Link ; art director, Tom John ; dances, Donald Saddler ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge ; associate producer, Bernard Gersten ; music supervised by John Morris.
Performer (note)
  • Sam Waterston (Benedick), Kathleen Widdoes (Beatrice), Barnard Hughes (Dogberry), Charles Bartlett (Messenger/Sexton), Marshall Efron (Balthasar), Arny Freeman (Antonio), Jack Gianino (Conrade), George Gugleotti (First Watch), Mark Hammer (Leonato), Bette Henritze (Ursula), Jeanne Hepple (Margaret), Nina Jordan (Townsperson), David Lenthall (Second Watch), Will Mackenzie (Verges), Jerry Mayer (Don John), Tom McDermott (Friar Francis), April Shawhan (Hero), Glenn Walken (Claudio), Douglass Watson (Don Pedro), Frederick Coffin (Borachio).
Event (note)
  • First broadcast WCBS-TV, Channel 2, New York, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1973.
Biography (note)
  • In July 1972 theatrical producer Joseph Papp received an $8 million contract to produce thirteen Shakespeare plays, in addition to contemporary works for the CBS television network over a four-year period. The first production, Much ado about nothing as directed by A. J. Antoon, was broadcast February 2, 1973. The second production, David Rabe's play Sticks and bones, aired on August 17, 1973. The broadcast had been postponed for several months due to conflict with the network's over viewers' sensitivity to the play's subject.
Call Number
NCOX 4
OCLC
NYPG06-F635
Title
Much ado about nothing [videorecording] / a New York Shakespeare Festival production; produced by Joseph Papp ; directed by A. J. Antoon with Nick Havinga ; Robert Hitzig, executive producer ; [originally produced for WCBS-TV] ; digitally remastered by the Broadway Theatre Archive.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : Broadway Theatre Archive, 2000.
Series
Broadway Theatre Archive
Credits
Music composed and arranged by Peter Link ; art director, Tom John ; dances, Donald Saddler ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge ; associate producer, Bernard Gersten ; music supervised by John Morris.
Cast
Sam Waterston (Benedick), Kathleen Widdoes (Beatrice), Barnard Hughes (Dogberry), Charles Bartlett (Messenger/Sexton), Marshall Efron (Balthasar), Arny Freeman (Antonio), Jack Gianino (Conrade), George Gugleotti (First Watch), Mark Hammer (Leonato), Bette Henritze (Ursula), Jeanne Hepple (Margaret), Nina Jordan (Townsperson), David Lenthall (Second Watch), Will Mackenzie (Verges), Jerry Mayer (Don John), Tom McDermott (Friar Francis), April Shawhan (Hero), Glenn Walken (Claudio), Douglass Watson (Don Pedro), Frederick Coffin (Borachio).
Event
First broadcast WCBS-TV, Channel 2, New York, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1973.
Biography
In July 1972 theatrical producer Joseph Papp received an $8 million contract to produce thirteen Shakespeare plays, in addition to contemporary works for the CBS television network over a four-year period. The first production, Much ado about nothing as directed by A. J. Antoon, was broadcast February 2, 1973. The second production, David Rabe's play Sticks and bones, aired on August 17, 1973. The broadcast had been postponed for several months due to conflict with the network's over viewers' sensitivity to the play's subject.
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Added Author
Papp, Joseph, host.
Antoon, A. J. (Alfred Joseph), 1944-1992, director.
Havinga, Nick, director.
Hitzig, Rupert, producer.
Link, Peter, composer.
Saddler, Donald, choreographer.
John, Tom, set designer.
Aldredge, Theoni V, costume designer.
Gersten, Bernard, producer.
Morris, John, 1926-2018, musical supervisor.
Bartlett, Charles, actor.
Efron, Marshall, actor.
Freeman, Arny, actor.
Gianino, Jack, actor.
Gugleotti, George, actor.
Hammer, Mark, 1937-2007, actor.
Henritze, Bette, actor.
Hepple, Jeanne, actor.
Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006, actor.
Jordan, Nina, actor.
Lenthall, David, actor.
Mackenzie, Will, actor.
Mayer, Jerry, 1941-2003, actor.
McDermott, Tom, 1912-1996, actor.
Coffin, Frederick, 1943-2003, actor.
Papp, Joseph, producer.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing.
Shawhan, April, 1940- actor.
Walken, Glenn, 1945- actor.
Waterston, Sam, actor.
Watson, Douglass, 1921-1989, actor.
Widdoes, Kathleen, 1939- actor.
Broadway Theatre Archive.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, producer.
Research Call Number
NCOX 4
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