Much Ado about Nothing (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

Much Ado about Nothing (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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This edition of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's most delightful and theatrically successful comedies, offers, along with 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

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This edition of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's most delightful and theatrically successful comedies, offers, along with 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129929
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/16/1993
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.72(d)

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 (Pelican Shakespeare Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
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The annotations really helped with some of the outdated words and references that Shakespeare used.
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