Television: Some Ado About Quite a Lot

One of Producer Joseph Papp's fondest boasts is that he can bring Shakespeare to TV— and make people love it. Television needs more such boasters. Last week, in the first of a se ries of plays his New York Shakespeare Festival is producing for CBS, Papp scored a clear triumph.

Much Ado About Nothing is, in the words of Bernard Shaw, "perhaps the most dangerous actor-manager trap in the Shakespearean repertory." It is a comedy wrapped around a tragedy; it demands directors and actors who can be both funny and serious. Yet it can...

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