Reel to Real: Much Ado About Nothing

Actor Alexis Denisof who plays Benedict in director Joss Whedon's modern-dr
Actor Alexis Denisof who plays Benedict in director Joss Whedon's modern-dr




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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Shakespeare Week
15 March - 21 March

Specially created for our Reel to Real education project with the learning department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, this resource focuses on the 2012 Joss Whedon adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Enriched with Behind The Scenes interviews with the cast and director alongside contextual content from the V&A's world-renowned collections of art, design and performance this resource is perfect for studying the play in English literature. The pdf resource and accompanying PowerPoint presentation also explores the 1993 Kenneth Branagh film adaptation enabling students to analyse and compare different directors' approaches to the text. "This resource gives teachers the opportunity to show pupils that Shakespeare's work is not just something of historical interest which they are forced to study against their will but deals with issues relevant to a 21st Century context."GJ Carr, Senior Examiner, English Literature

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