Great Performances

Why Much Ado About Nothing is Relevant Today

Clip: Season 47 Episode 9 | 2m 57s

Learn how director Kenny Leon added a number of modern touches to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in hopes of communicating something both contemporary and universal.

Aired: 11/22/19

Rating: NR

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