Analysis Of The Theatrical Masterpiece ' Much Ado About Nothing '

963 Words Jun 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Jason Klarwein has directed the theatrical masterpiece ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Klarwein says this play is a beautifully controlled sensual look at love and lust. What people will do to get it and what people will do to avoid it”. The play revolves around romantic love and lust however it also explores the love found within the confines of friendship which is a more powerful and driving force in the play. Tama Matheson and Patrick Dwyer exhibit precise and deliberate control their movements to shape a believable relationship between the characters. Symbolism and development of mood further expands on the relationship in order to illustrate the significance of platonic love.
A convention of Elizabethan theatre that both Matheson and Dwyer utilized was slightly elevated but natural movement and mastery over their physical form. Heightened movement was evident when they were fooling around and lying atop each other on the couch in a tangle of limbs. This interaction illustrates the close dynamic of their friendship. They are comfortable enough with each other that they can be in close physical proximity. It also shows the instinctual human desire to have intimacy and contact in a purely platonic sense.
This interaction could be potentially misconstrued as romantic behaviour however there is little other evidence to support this and is therefore just two good friends comfortable enough in their own sexuality to be able to connect on a deeper level within their friendship. Due…

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