Much Ado About Nothing

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Shakespeare

Narrated By: Rex Harrison

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: March 1996

Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes


"Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more!"

Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare on Compact Disc series. An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloom accompanies the CD.


  • Sharon Allen

    This is the audio of an enacted play, not the reading of a written playbook. I had to listen to the beginning twice to figure out who the characters were, since I didn't have any visual clues (names or faces). It's probably best listened to while looking at the text. But I did enjoy it, and was able to follow fairly well.

  • Jamie McDonald

    I couldn't get into this. I don't think I like to "hear" live plays. Maybe if it had been read, but the actors were hard to keep up with. I felt like I needed to be following along in the book to keep everyone straight. No more live plays for me. Sorry Mr. Shakespeare.

  • Anonymous

    This was great listening. I've always loved Shakespeare and I really enjoyed listening to this CD.