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"Comparisons are odorous", Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing.

A David Austin rose I saw growing in Shakespeare's garden in Portland yesterday, Hero is the offspring of The Prioress and a seedling. In Much Ado About Nothing, Hero is the daughter of Leonato, and traduced by men until truth and peace are restored.

Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado, shot in Italy with Emma Thompson, Branagh, Imelda Staunton, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves and Michael Keaton as Dogberry, is quite wonderful -


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