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Jacob Berger

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  1. I started with Helen Hunt hosting Much Ado. I have never read the play and saw a stage production a long time ago when I was too young to follow along. With that said, I think PBS did a very good job with this episode because it made me want to read the play, and see productions of it (granted, I am a fan of Shakespeare, so perhaps it would have been less effective on someone who has no interest in The Bard...) I thought they did a particularly good job with their montage of all the productions of Much Ado (both cinematic and stage). It made me want to see all of them! The episode mostly interviews actors who have undertaken roles in the play, which is totally okay. Still, I would have liked to have seen more discussion with Shakespeare critics/literary theory on Shakespeare. Overall, an educational, enjoyable time spent on the series!
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