Benedick and Beatrice

Scope and Content

A one act opera in twelve scenes, the libretto adapted form Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing by Imogen Holst, Spring-Summer 1951.

Sketches, marked 'incomplete' by Imogen Holst [112pp]; incomplete performing material (three single-line solo voice parts and cello only); piano part. Also typescript copy of Scenes V, VII and X from Much Ado About Nothing; photocopied notes and photocopy of typescript programme, dated 1951.

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