His "Dead Again" hurtled headlong into the juiciness of the murder-and-reincarnation genre.
His "Peter's Friends" was a reunion of old university chums whose youthful quirks had matured into full-blown eccentricities, for good or ill.
"Much Ado About Nothing" is a play categorised as a comedy, and written by the dramatist William Shakespeare.
A tragicomedy is a play consisting of both tragic and comic elements.While Benedick and Beatrice do their best to assure that they will never become a couple, the scheming Don John plots to destroy the love that has bloomed for Claudio and Hero.His evil plan involves the use of impostors to convince Claudio that Hero is a wanton woman, unfaithful to him with any man who comes to hand.It is entirely appropriate that it has been released in the springtime.The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans.You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie."This play we must call a comedy, tho' some of the incidents and discourses are more in a tragic strain; and that of the accusation of Hero is too shocking for either tragedy or comedy" (Charles Gildon 1714) How far do you accept this comment about the play's events and language?The second, Benedick and Beatrice, are almost kept apart by the treachery of their own hearts.The plot is driven by the kinds of misunderstandings, deceptions and cruel jokes that work only in stage comedy, or perhaps in P. Wodehouse, where people are always lurking in the shrubbery, eavesdropping on crucial conversations.But viewed by itself - and Dogberry is after all a self-contained character - it's quite a job of work, and Keaton gets points just for trying so hard.Any modern film of Shakespeare must deal with the fact that many people in the audience will be unfamiliar with the play, and perhaps even with the playwright.