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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London brings a touring production of Much Ado About Nothing to The Huntington for two evening performances on November 9 and 10.  

Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio, and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice loves Benedick, but nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love by vowing to kill his best friend. Set in the Sicilian town of Messina, the play is one of the Bard's liveliest and best-loved comedies. This production, directed by Max Webster with set design by James Cotterill, places the action in the mid-20th century. Music is composed by John Barber.

This performance will take place in Rothenberg Hall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The seating for this event is open and on a first come basis. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will end approximately at 9:30 p.m.  

The running time of this performance will be approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

The Huntington cafe will be open from 5 p.m. to the start of the program at 7 p.m.

The Huntington Store will be open until 7 p.m.on Monday. On Tuesday, the Store will be open 5-7 p.m.

The Huntington's grounds will be closed during this event. If you would like to visit the gardens and galleries, please do so during public hours. The Huntington's fall public hours are Noon - 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays- Fridays, and 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Huntington Library is closed on Tuesdays.

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.

Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

SHAKESPEARE AT THE HUNTINGTON: One of the Library's most prized works is this first folio edition of William Shakespeare's collected plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. The First Folio contains thirty-six plays, eighteen of them printed for the first time. This "authorized version," prepared by his friends and colleagues from "true originall copies," is the prime source of our knowledge of Shakespeare's texts.

SOLD OUT POLICY: Both Globe performances are now sold out. Tickets cannot be switched or exchanged from November 9 to November 10 and vice versa. Thank you!

Occasionally a space may become available, so please visit this event page again at any time. If you would like to be put on a wait list please call 626-405-2128. You will receive a call back ONLY if there is an opening.

Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event.  Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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