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Much Ado About Nothing (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)
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Much Ado About Nothing (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)

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by William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan (Introduction), Robert S. Miola (Editor)
 

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Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together

Overview

Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.

Each volume in the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare includes:

  • New Scholarship – Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition.
  • Contextualizing Essays – Essays on Shakespeare’s England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play.
  • Better Notes – Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis.
  • Further Reading – An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.

One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Much Ado About Nothing is a classic story of love conquering all—despite one’s best intentions. The editor, Robert S. Miola, puts the play in the context of its rich history of theatrical performance, with notes about how the great actors and directors have approached key scenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411400559
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Shakespeare
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Series:
Barnes & Noble Shakespeare Series
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
149,488
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(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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