If you've seen the movie "Much Ado about Nothing" you might enjoy a 12 minute video I put together with some scenes omitted or abridged in that film. I took camcorder footage of a few scenes from the complete play as done by the BBC in their series of all of Shakespeare's plays and added some comments.
The movie version took out much of the outdated wordplay that wouldn't be understandable today so the plot moves along at a brisk pace. But in cutting some of the dialogue, some of the richness of the characters and plot is lost.
If you haven't seen the movie, put it at the top of your queue of online rentals or make it the next thing you get when you rent a DVD in the store. When I saw it in theaters, people chuckled or laughed at some of the jokes and I heard someone crying at a particularly tender moment.
After you watch the movie, check out this "additional footage" from the full text of the play:
In Windows XP, I can double-click to view it full-screen. You can also access the original WMV file from a dropdown to play in Windows Media Player.Oh, and if you're cautious [as I am] about clicking on some URL you see on the Internet, go to blip.tv and search for "austincomments".