Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 302. Saturday, 15 May 1993.
Date: Friday, 14 May 1993 23:21:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Barton's Review of "Ado"
I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned Anne Barton's review of "Much Ado"
in THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, May 27, 1993, pp. 11-13. Among many other
things, Barton writes: "Imaginative, intelligent, and brilliantly filmed,
Branagh's 'Much Ado' deserves a big success, not only for those reasons, but
because it is likely to make many people -- especially the young -- understand
that Shakespeare can be vital, interesting, moving, and fun. . . . Branagh's
'Much Ado' is significantly better than his 'Henry V'" (p. 13). Is our girl
stepping on any critical toes out there?
Yours, Bill Godshalk