Is this a ... I see before me?

Theatre "The BBC Much Ado employs the same device, through a sonnet read at a wedding, but, while none of the scripts are badly written, they settle for the vernacular banter of mainstream peaktime drama. It's not the fault the writers that they can't compete with Shakespeare, but it may seem strange to future generations that Hollywood proved more respectful towards Shakespeare than the BBC. Drama producers probably wouldn't commission a series of plays based on the plots of opera because there wouldn't be much point without the singing. Shakespeare's plots without the language also lack the singing and the point." -- Mark Lawson on the new BBC Shakespare adaptations, which are probably worth it just for this week's cover of the Radio Times.

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