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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing


This weekend I was able to watch the new Much Ado About Nothing with a good friend.
I realized how rusty I was on my Shakespeare though! If you haven't seen it I would highly recommend it!  However, I grew up watching the 1993 version, and wished I had watched that recently to brush up on all the characters and who's who since I'm so rusty with my Shakespeare!

I always loved the poetic song "Sigh No More, Ladies" that they read aloud in the version with Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson. They incorporated it into this new version as a background song playing at a party.

"Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore, 
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so, 
But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe 
Into Hey, nonny nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more
Of dumps so dull and heavy.
The fraud of men was ever so, 
Since summer first was leavy.
Then sigh not so, but let them go
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey, nonny nonny!"

Other great quotes from Much Ado About Nothing:

"I would rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me." (Beatrice)

"When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married." (Benedict)

Hope you had a 'bonny' weekend!

~ Elle



  1. Cute! I love that movie and had forgotten about it til just now. Must watch it again! That quote by Benedict is hillarious. What a fun movie!

  2. So would you recommend the new version?