Actor James Murdoch in Much Ado About Nothing
(Yep, it's a really obscure Shakespeare pun . . .)
From the Louisville Courier-Journal, September 16, 1858
Theater – This evening Shakespeare’s beautiful comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” will be performed with Mr. Murdoch as Benedict (sic) and Mrs. Baker as Beatrice; to be followed by the farce, “A Loan of a Lover.” The superb performances of Mr. M. should not be overlooked by the admirers of high dramatic art.