Much Ado About Nothing: The Oxford Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing: The Oxford Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Sparkling with the witty dialogue between Beatrice and Benedicts, 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

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Sparkling with the witty dialogue between Beatrice and Benedicts, 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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199536115
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
499,794
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Sheldon P. Zitner is Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, University of Toronto. He has written extensively on Renaissance Literature, including a recent book-length study of All's Well That Ends Well (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989)

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Much Ado about Nothing 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good version of Much Ado About Nothing. I got a .99 ¿ version and it had a lot of typos in it but this one is magnificent! I am only twelve but I love it immensley. I highly recommend this this thrilling shakespearian story to anyone who loves a good novel with lots of big words (i'm really glad that Nook has a built-in dictionary!) Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Run for the hills!! We must run from this terrible athuor!!: (
AshleighNuttall More than 1 year ago
Great classic that every literary mind should have the pleasure of reading at least once in their life.
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