Theatre UCF presents Much Ado About Nothing: A Modern Verse Translation

Saturday, November 7, 2020 7 p.m. to Friday, November 20 at 11:45 p.m.

Two couples are brought together and whisked apart by the plotting of friends and enemies in this comedy of love and misunderstanding. Experience the infamous drama and poetry of one of Shakespeare’s most famous works in a new light.

Out of health and safety concerns for our students, faculty and patrons, Theatre UCF has made the necessary decision to present several free virtual readings that will take place throughout the fall semester. More information on performances this spring will be announced soon.

Much Ado About Nothing: A Modern Verse Translation
By William Shakespeare Translated by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Mark Brotherton
Premiere on Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
On-demand streaming through Friday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Watch online for free at

This translation of Much Ado About Nothing was commissioned by Play On Shakespeare and first given a reading at Classic Stage Company in New York City, June 2019, as part of a Play on Shakespeare marathon of translated plays. The translations were commissioned by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Bill Rauch, Artistic Director; Cynthia Rider, Executive Director) and Play On Shakespeare (Lue Douthit, Artistic Director) with a grant from Dave and Ken Hitz.

This performance is sponsored by John and Rita Lowndes

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