Soldiers and Servants
Scenery and Costumes by
Production supervised by
Dances Arranged by
John Houseman and
The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre - Stratford - Connecticut
Premiere: August 3, 1957
Sam S.Schubert Theatre - Washington D.C.
Premiere: February 10-17, 1958
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.
Brooks Atkinson - The New York Times
"Miss Hepburn is an extraordinary star, an actress who commands our audience with glamour and personal magnetism. She is beautiful, debonair, piquant, with a modern personality. Her lovely-looking and humourous-minded Beatrice is one of her best characterizations, and the Benedick who has been snared into loving this sharp-tongued hoyden is one of Mr. Drake's finest jobs."
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