'Much Ado about Nothing'

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Kenneth Tynan commissioned Graves to work on the script of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' for a production by Franco Zerrirelli for the National Theatre in 1965. Graves's aim was to make the play more accessible to a contemporary audience whilst remaining faithful to Elizabethan English. The series contains Graves's emendations to the original script, the revised script, Graves's notes on the project and two items of correspondence from Kenneth Tynan.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0007

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.

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