Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare "Annotated Edition"

by William Shakespeare


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In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid.Much Ado About Nothing conflates two separate memories into one plot: the baiting of Benedick and Beatrice right into a statement of love and the deception of Claudio into mistakenly thinking that Hero is unchaste. There is not precise source for the first tale, despite the fact that Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde affords a foundation where those who scorn love fall in love with each other. For the second story of a girl falsely accused, but there are numerous possible resources. Ludovico Ariosto's model in Canto V of Orlando Furioso in 1516 was translated into English in 1591 with the aid of Sir John Harington or Matteo Bandello's twenty-second Novella from 1554 and translated into French by way of Belleforest in 1590 are two feasible versions that Shakespeare can also have recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798662955509
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About 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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Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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