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The User's Guide to ARTFARM's "Much Ado About Nothing"

posted Jun 11, 2013, 10:13 AM by Kayla Schlenz   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 9:20 AM by ARTFARM info ]

Saturday, June 22, 10 am to noon

Tuition: $26

In the Grove at Founder’s Hall, Middlesex Community College (Cafeteria in case of rain)

To register contact: or call (860) 343-5865


A two hour introduction to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, recommended for anyone preparing to see the ARTFARM production in the Grove at Middlesex Community College  July 18 -28.

The class, led by production director Dic Wheeler and ARTFARM Artistic Director & Lead Actress Marcella Trowbridge, will provide a clear and lively general introduction to this popular Shakespeare comedy. What are the main plot lines and sub-plots and how do they intertwine to create the whole? Who are the primary and secondary characters? What are the sources and background of the piece? What are the major themes addressed by the play? What is the physical setting? How does Shakespeare use Language – prose, verse, rhetorical devices, euphuism – to tell the story?

The final thirty minutes will feature the production’s designers and director discussing the vision for this particular production, how artistic choices were made, challenges posed by this play, and taking questions from the class.

Class members are invited to attend open rehearsals of Much Ado on June 19 and July 2.

For more information about specific class content or about attending the production, contact ARTFARM