A skirmish of wit

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Just a very quick one to point out – in case you had failed to spot it – that the BBC has put up some recently rediscovered footage from Zeffirelli’s 1967 Much Ado About Nothing which starred Maggie Smith (now Dame and famous Dowager) as Beatrice and her future husband Robert Stephens as Benedick.

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Take choice of all my library

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I had an amazing time at the British Library’s “Shakespeare in 10 Acts” exhibition. It was really fabulous – well thought-out, well put-together, and full of really interesting little tit-bits. It was also not that busy – great for the visitors (and a pleasing change from the hurly-burly of the British Museum – never knowingly under-booked) but I hope they weren’t disappointed by the numbers.

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