Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

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by William Shakespeare, Trevor Gilchrist
     
 

ISBN-10: 1929142064

ISBN-13: 9781929142064

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: One Page Book Company, The

Much Ado About Nothing boasts one of Shakespeare's most delightful heroines, most dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of intellectual and social self-importance bested by the desire to love and be loved in return. It offers both the dancing wit of the "merry war" between the sexes, and a sobering vision of the costs of that combat for both men and women. …  See more details below

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Much Ado About Nothing boasts one of Shakespeare's most delightful heroines, most dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of intellectual and social self-importance bested by the desire to love and be loved in return. It offers both the dancing wit of the "merry war" between the sexes, and a sobering vision of the costs of that combat for both men and women. Shakespeare dramatizes a social world in all of its vibrant particulars, in which characters are shaped by the relations between social convention and individual choice.

This edition of the play offers in its introduction and commentary an extensive discussion of the materials that informed Shakespeare's compositional choices, both those conventional sources and other contexts, from cuckold jokes to conduct books, which inform the ideas and identities of this play. Particular attention is devoted to Renaissance understandings of gender identity and social rank, as well as to the social valences of Shakespeare's stylistic choices. A treatment of staging possibilities offers illustrations drawn from the earliest and recent theatrical practices, and a critical history examines the fate of the play in the changing trends of academic scholarship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929142064
Publisher:
One Page Book Company, The
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
The Big Works Collection
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
32.00(w) x 45.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, with new section by Angela Stock on recent stage and critical interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendixes: The time-scheme of Much Ado About Nothing; Lewis Carroll's Letter to Ellen Terry; Benedick's song; Reading list.

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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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Why is this in Manga??
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Awsome book
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