As part of Shakespeare on Film: a spectacular series of screenings and events celebrating the enormous impact the playwright’s life, work and legacy has had on cinema. These are outdoor picnic events, bring your own camping chairs, blankets or seating.
Kenneth Branagh’s love for the material is contagious in this exuberant adaptation. A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard’s most popular comedies.
Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a “lover’s trap” for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be “much ado about nothing.”