Ross Williams of NYSX’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” plus talkback with Shane Breaux and Dr. Jaime Wright

New York Shakespeare Exchange presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGListen in as New York Shakespeare Exchange Artistic Director and director of Much Ado About Nothing, Ross Williams, discusses finding resonance with the “fake news” of today in Shakespeare, getting rid of unnecessary jokes, blending characters (and why you might want to), achieving a sense of inclusion with your audience, and getting around having all those pesky messengers in Much Ado.

…and, after the brief interview with Ross, stay tuned for a recording of the post-show talkback between him, Dr. Jaime Wright, Associate Professor at St. Johns University, and the show’s dramaturg Shane Breaux.

“…Shakespeare was all about the exchange between the audience and the players, and I think all too often, Shakespeare done contemporarily is done with our contemporary understanding of the fourth wall…what I really like to encourage is a sense of exchange between the audience and the actors…”

New York Shakespeare Exchange presents

Much Ado About Nothing

written by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Ross Williams

thru March 5, 2017

Urban Stages Theatre
259 W. 30th Street
Manhattan

tickets: $25, available via BrownPaperTickets

New York Shakespeare Exchange presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Ross Williams, photo by Martin Harris New York Shakespeare Exchange presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Ross Williams, photo by Martin Harris New York Shakespeare Exchange presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Ross Williams, photo by Martin Harris New York Shakespeare Exchange presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Ross Williams, photo by Martin Harrisphotos by Martin Harris

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