‘We go to Shakespeare to find out about ourselves’ Jeanette Winterson
Beatrice and Benedick both claim they are determined never to marry. But when their friends trick them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, the pair begin to question whether their witty banter and verbal sparring conceal something deeper. Schemes abound, dangerous misunderstandings proliferate and
matches are eventually made in this dazzling, dark-edged comedy of mature love and second chances.
Used and Recommended by the National Theatre
General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by R. A. Foakes
Introduction by Janette Dillon