Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476788555
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. The authoritative edition of Much Ado About Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Gail Kern Paster The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9798657619348
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Release: 2020-06-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic light comedy, fully sustained in the spirit of the plays of this genre. As is characteristic of the dramaturgy of this epoch, the obviousness of the incipient intrigue does not spoil the general charm of the play at all, and the onslaught of free irony and elegant juggling with words and meanings delivers true enjoyment. The plot tells about the creation of a union of two pairs, very different from each other. The wedding of the first couple has already been discussed, and preparations are underway. The second couple still does not even realize that a sharp reversal of fate will happen soon.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare,Fiona Banks,Paul Shuter
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1444145894
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Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Globe Education Shakespeare series presents a bold new approach to exploring Shakespeare plays with junior to middle year students. Activities and unique resources from Shakespeare's Globe enable students to actively engage with each play's language and key themes in both print and digital formats. They are designed for use across junior and senior levels with an emphasis on developing students' enthusiasm, understanding and achievement. This printed play text of Much Ado About Nothing is in large format and full colour throughout, with stunning photographs from Globe productions to help students understand the play as a performance text.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: Rex Gibson,Anthony Partington,Vicki Wienand,Richard Andrews,Richard Spencer
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781107619890
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Release: 2014-01-20
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Much Ado about Nothing' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado about Nothing' from around the world.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781588368409
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Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, this play turns on the archetypal story of a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceits threaten to darken the brilliant humor and sparkling wordplay–but the hilarious counterplot of a warring couple, Beatrice and Benedick, steals the scene as the two are finally tricked into admitting their love for each other in Shakespeare’s superb comedy of manners. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 237
ISBN: UOM:39015001032484
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Release: 1981
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's most delightful and theatrically successful comedies, offers, along with a freshly edited text, an exceptionally helpful and critically aware Introduction and commentary. Paying particular attention in his Introduction to analysis of the play's minor characters, Sheldon P. Zitner discusses Shakespeare's social transformation of his source material, rethinking the attitudes to gender relations that underlie the comedy and determine its ruefully optimistic view of marriage. Interpretations are advanced less because they are arguable than because they are actable. Allowing for the play's openness to re-interpretation by successive generations of readers and performers, the editor provides a socially analytic stage history. Full notes and commentary continue previous editors' work of clarifying textual and performance problems of interest to both readers and actors.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare,James Butler
Pages: 128
ISBN: 8853001542
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Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

HUMOUR AND COMEDY Claudio is in love with Hero, but is afraid that she will reject him. His friend, Don Pedro, volunteers to make her fall in love with him at a masked ball. The trick works and Hero agrees to marry Claudio. But Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, organises a plot to make Claudio think that Hero is unfaithful… Dossiers: Tragic and Comic Elements in ‘Much ado About Nothing’, Women in Shakespeare’s Comedies

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN5XGS
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Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Shakespeare s Comedy of Much Ado about Nothing

Shakespeare s Comedy of Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 178
ISBN: IND:30000041649124
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Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Much Ado about Nothing for Kids

Much Ado about Nothing for Kids
Author: Lois Burdett,William Shakespeare
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1552094138
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Release: 2002
Editor: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A retelling in rhymed couplets of Shakespeare's classic play is accompanied by illustrations from the author's second-grade class.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781474216104
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Release: 2016-01-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Much Ado About Nothing presents a battle of the sexes in more ways than one: as both a lightning-fast skirmish of wits between two famously disputatious lovers, and a near-deadly conflict built on conventions of gender and male rivalry. Claire McEachern's new introduction brings this best-seller right up to date, analysing recent developments in criticism and the latest productions of this comedy.

Much Ado About Nothing A Critical Reader

Much Ado About Nothing  A Critical Reader
Author: Deborah Cartmell,Peter J. Smith
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781474284394
Available:
Release: 2018-02-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume offers an accessible and thought-provoking guide to this major Shakespearean comedy, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's rich stage and screen performance, looking closely at major contemporary performances, including Josie Rourke's film starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones at the Old Vic, and the RSC's recent rebranding of it as a sequel. Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives, including contemporary directors' deployment of older actors within the lead roles, the play's relationship to Love's Labour's Lost, its presence on Youtube and the ways in which tales and ruses in the play belong to a wider concern with varieties of crime. The volume finishes with a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further research.

Shakespeare s Much Ado about Nothing

Shakespeare s Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 146
ISBN: UVA:X000391147
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Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Oxford Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing

The Oxford Shakespeare  Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0199536112
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Release: 2008-04-17
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sparkling with the witty dialogue between Beatrice and Benedict, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable and theatrically successful comedies. This edition offers a newly edited text and an exceptionally helpful and critically aware introduction. Paying particular attention to analysis of the play's minor characters, Sheldon P. Zitner discusses Shakespeare's transformation of his source material. He rethinks the attitudes to gender relations that underlie the comedy and determine its view of marriage. Allowing for the play's openness to reinterpretation by successive generations of readers and performers, Zitner provides a socially analytic stage history, advancing new views for the actor as much as for the critic.

Shakespeare quarto Facsimiles Much ado about nothing

Shakespeare quarto Facsimiles  Much ado about nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: PRNC:32101068157229
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Release: 1886
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing
Author: Saskia Reeves
Pages: 59
ISBN: 0571216331
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1998 Cheek by Jowl began their acclaimed international tour of Much Ado About Nothing. Saskia Reeves brought fresh illumination to her portrayal of Beatrice and in this book she considers the art of the play and recreates the journey she took in finding the part and performing on stage.

Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare
Author: Kenneth Branagh
Pages: 131
ISBN: 0393311112
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9780143130185
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage appeared between 1956 and 1967. With these electrifying new covers, dependable texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remains a valued resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals for many years to come. This edition of Much Ado About Nothing is edited with an introduction by Peter Holland.

Much Ado about Nothing a Play in One Act

Much Ado about Nothing   a Play in One Act
Author: William Shakespeare,John Minigan
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781894870467
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Release: 2004
Editor: Theatrefolk
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: Andrew Matthews,Tony Ross
Pages: 63
ISBN: 1846161835
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Orchard (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Lies in Much Ado About Nothing.