Much Ado About Nothing
Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries •... show more
Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Gail Kern Paster The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 2004
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
That was fun, but I'm still no fan of Will's comedies. Still, this was one of the better of the comedies I have read so far (I am not a fan of A Midsummer Night's Dream) and there are elements that I really loved in this: For one, there are ideas in this play that seem to re-appear in later play...
This is a slightly overrated Shakespeare play. It's title which is a play on slang for female genitalia also catches the fact that the play isn't really about anything. That's not necessarily a problem of course romantic comedies can all be about being light as a souffle, but this one is merely mi...
Entre todas las comedias románticas, Much Ado About Nothing queda como una de los clásicos del género, no por su innovación (sería imposible decir si Shakespeare inventó temas centrales de la obra, y por lo que conocemos de él, sería incorrecto) sino por ejecutar a la perfección los temas (y clichés...
Published 1989. NB: Read in tandem with the Branagh, Whedon and BBC’s versions. This review draws extensively from my reading of the three movies, as well as from my re-reading of the play. Let’s get this out of the way first. “Much Ado about Nothing” is one of my favourite Shakespeare’s plays...
I find that Shakespeare's comedies are much easier to read and understand than the tragedies and histories. This is true in the comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The interplay between Benedick and Beatrice was fun to read and imagine. However, the story of Claudio and Hero was a complete mess. Claudio...