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CBC Drama Special

Love, they say, is blind, and so it certainly seems in this sunny romantic comedy of misleading appearances, mistaken identities and deceptions both playful and perverse. As Beatrice and Benedick, old antagonists in the skirmishes of the heart, wage their "merry war" of witty insults, the villainous Don John plots to destroy a rival's happiness. But the Don has reckoned without the vigilance and tenacity of the redoubtable Dogberry and his colleagues on the night watch. Though "men were deceivers ever", true love eventually prevails – even, it seems, over death itself.

  • 1988
  • 02:21:18
  • 13-14
Drama , Literature
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations [LCSH], Courtship [LCSH], Conspiracies [LCSH], Rejection (Psychology) [LCSH], English drama (Comedy) [LCSH], Arts -- Study and teaching [LCSH], English literature [LCSH], Drama [LCSH]
William Shakespeare (Writer) , Peter Moss (Director) , Herb Roland (Director) , Richard C. Dennison (Producer)
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