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Shakespeare in the Park's “Much Ado About Nothing”

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater in The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 6, 2014. Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater in The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 6, 2014. (Photo credit: Joan Marcus./The Public Theater)

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater discuss playing the wise-cracking would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing,” the Public Theater's first Shakespeare in the Park production of the summer. It's playing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 6.

Guests:

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe

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Comments [5]

Ruth from Park Slope

I just caught the end of this piece and will have to check it online later. I attended last night's performance of the Public's “Much Ado About Nothing" that included plenty of rain (though just one rain delay). The cast was terrific. There were several unscripted rain-induced ad libs by Hamish Linklater (just a few words but mostly his actions) and Lily Rabe's responses that totally enamored him/them to the audience. They were real pros and took all the rain in stride.

Jun. 13 2014 01:13 PM
Neurotic from Brooklyn

wow leonard totally missed this guys humor!

Jun. 13 2014 12:54 PM
Craig Waletzko from Washington heights

PLEASE ASK HAMISH ABOUT PERFORMING COMEDY OF ERRORS IN THE DELUGE! I was there! Amazing!

Jun. 13 2014 12:51 PM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Wow,I had no idea Hamish Linklater was so insufferable. Can't you ask this overindulged twot to tamp down all his girlish affectations? I think we've heard enough breathy clucking for one interview.

Jun. 13 2014 12:51 PM

Mr. Linklater said he did the part earlier, presumably in costume, more in accord with the time WS indicated. In the picture it looks like they are in Victorian clothing...is there any difference? Doth the clothes make the man or woman feel/relate differently?

Jun. 13 2014 12:45 PM

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