Much Ado About Nothing

 September 8, 2012

Hey, what did you and your friends do the last time you all got together? Have some drinks, play some board games, maybe stage a stuffy Shakespeare adaptation that brought nothing new to a text that hadn’t already been ham-fistedly ladled on by centuries of community theater troupes? Well, Joss Whedon threw himself a little house party with all his TV friends like Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, Fran Kranz, and Nathan Fillion, and they also drank and possibly played board games, and then they brought a hip, jazzy, gangstered-up sensibility to the Bard’s Much Ado About Nothing. Then Whedon captured it all on film and released it so you can see Fred and Wesley reunited, and wonder why your own parties can’t be this fun or smartly interpretive.  

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