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Much Ado about Nothing (Signet Classic Shakespeare Series)
     

Much Ado about Nothing (Signet Classic Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare, David L. Stevenson (Editor)
 

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Imaginative, exuberant comedy contrasts 2 pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Filled with suspense, clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit and charming songs.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic

Overview

Imaginative, exuberant comedy contrasts 2 pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Filled with suspense, clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit and charming songs.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editor, David L. Stevenson, Hunter College
  • A special note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived Much Ado about Nothing
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Charles Gildon, Lewis Carroll, George Bernard Shaw, Donald A. Stauffer, W. H. Auden, Carol Thomas Neely, and Robert Smallwood
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Much Ado about Nothing, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451522986
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1964
Series:
Signet Classic Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Much Ado about Nothing (Pelican Shakespeare Series) 4.2 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!
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The annotations really helped with some of the outdated words and references that Shakespeare used.
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