Posts Tagged: Much Ado About Nothing

Conquering Hero: What to do about ‘Much Ado’?

Austin Tichenor explores the character complexities of Hero in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and how to address her reconciliation with Claudio.


Much A-Don’t About Dating

What does Shakespeare tell us of love? The plays provide us with a wealth of wooing and wedding, and many examples of what not to do.


Reading ahead for “Will & Jane”

As you’ve seen on this blog already, the next Folger exhibition, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity (August 6 to November 6), will be a fascinating look at the posthumous celebrities of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. In a blog post last month, the exhibition curators joined us to discuss Kate… Continue Reading »


From Hero to Lady Susan: Kate Beckinsale in ‘Love & Friendship’

As curators of the upcoming exhibition Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity opening at the Folger on August 6, we could not help viewing the new Austen film Love & Friendship through a Shakespearean lens—and with an eye to celebrity culture. For us, actress Kate Beckinsale is one of the movie… Continue Reading »