Please note that we charge for playreading castcards. If you want to try castcards in a playreading to see how they work, we provide free Playreading Packs for three plays: King Lear, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV part I.
What this product is:
A Playreading Pack for Much Ado About Nothing consisting of Players-Shakespeare.com’s playreading castcards for Much Ado About Nothing for 6- 12 readers supplied, in pdf format for viewing with Adobe Reader (pdf) and for printing on US letter or European A4 paper. In addition, and supplied for free, the Modern First Folio Edition (MFFE) of Much Ado About Nothing in three versions for reading on Apple iPads & iPhones, Android Tablets & Smartphones (epub), and Kindles (azw3), and a .pdf version for reading with Adobe Reader or printing on US letter or European A4 sixed paper. Other epub e-readers may read the epub version supplied.
What the play is about:
Audiences have traditionally loved Much Ado About Nothing for the courtship of Beatrice and Benedick. The witty Beatrice sparring with the misogynist Benedick, their mutual antipathy eventually overcome by the teasing interventions of their friends.
The darker story of Hero and Claudio is usually treated very much as a sub-plot, with Hero having to ‘die’ to overcome Claudio’s fears and slanders of her unfaithfulness.
What you can use this product for:
This version of Much Ado About Nothing provides a licence for use of the castcards and script in a play-reading or production.