Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439116975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Much Ado About Nothing 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. The authoritative edition of Much Ado About Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an ebook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Komische und tragische Elemente in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Author: Tina Puscher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640883292


Page: 40

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Universitat Augsburg (Philologie II), Veranstaltung: Shakespeares Komodien, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Much Ado about Nothing erschien erstmals im Jahre 1600 in Form eines Quartodrucks. Sowohl in dieser als auch in der Folioausgabe von 1623 wird das Stuck unbestritten als Komodie gefuhrt.1 Trotz der vermeintlich kritiklosen Einteilung von Shakespeares Dramen (in Tragodien, Komodien und Historien), wie sie seit Erscheinen der Folioausgabe ublich geworden ist, konnten die Abgrenzungen zwischen den einzelnen Dramenformen damals durchaus nicht so strikt gewesen sein. Dies wird besonders anhand eines Zitats aus der knapp zwei Jahre nach Much Ado about Nothing erschienenen Tragodie Hamlet deutlich. Shakespeare legt Polonius die Worte: The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragicalcomical- historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited."2 in den Mund, und fuhrt mit dieser uberspitzten Klimax die Dramenunterteilung selbst ad absurdum. Er wirft dadurch die Frage auf, ob eine Abgrenzung der einzelnen Dramenformen voneinander uberhaupt sinnvoll und moglich ist. Im Folgenden soll dargelegt werden, inwiefern Much Ado about Nothing komische und tragische Elemente vereint und welcher Dramenform das Stuck am ehesten zuordnen ist. Um das Problem der Gattungszugehorigkeit aus moglichst vielen Perspektiven zu erhellen, sollen allerdings nicht nur Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede mit der klassischen Komodie und Tragodie betrachtet werden, sondern auch typisch englische spatmittelalterliche und fruhneuzeitliche Dramenformen Berucksichtigung finden. [...]"

Much ADO about Nothing

The 30-Minute Shakespeare (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Nick Newlin


ISBN: 1459602722


Page: 108

View: 4878

This cutting of Shakespeare's utterly charming and popular comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING features five key scenes, including Beatrice and Benedick's classic initial word-battle, and the uproarious hide-and-seek deception of the two ''lovers. '' The next scenes are the brutal rejection of Hero at the altar by a deceived Claudio and the timeless manhandling of the English language by the bumbling constable Dogberry. In the fifth and final scene, Shakespeare resolves the play's conflicts and confusions, and love reigns again. This cutting really tells the story, and includes some sidesplitting stage business, particularly the back-and-forth physical and verbal parrying between Benedick and Beatrice.

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603037136

Category: Drama

Page: 190

View: 3672

Shakespeare's comedy play "Much Ado About Nothing" pivots around the impediments to love for young betrothed Hero and Claudio when Hero is falsely accused of infidelity and the "lover's trap" set for the arrogant and assured Benedick who has sworn of marriage and his gentle adversary Beatrice. The merry war between Benedick and Beatrice with the promptings of their friends soon dissolves into farcical love, while Hero's supposed infidelity is shown to be little more than "much ado about nothing."

Much Ado About Nothing: Side by Side

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 158049515X

Category: Courtship

Page: 220

View: 1891

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Alison Findlay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 5934

Much Ado About Nothing shows the violence of desire as well as its drive towards creative plotting or matchmaking. In this Handbook, Alison Findlay examines the play's comic and tragic potential in the theatre; its attempts to harmonise love and war, attraction and repulsion. The volume: * explores the play's resonance in early performances with reference to the crisis over fast-changing fashions, gendered notions of honour, and the changing personnel of Shakespeare's company * analyses the play from a performance point of view scene by scene, considering the interactions between spectators and actors * surveys key productions and films, including Barry Jackson's radical modernist production of 1919, the recently-rediscovered television film of Zeffirelli's 1965 National Theatre Production, and Kenneth Branagh's 1993 film version * outlines the play's critical history from the eighteenth century to the present day, with a focus on contemporary concerns such as genre hybridity, sources and intertexts, and the instability of signs and appearances.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Edited by W. Turner

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121911672

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1229

Shakespeare's stories

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: Harold Bloom,Michael G. Cornelius

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132034

Category: English drama

Page: 331

View: 5150

Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to becoming a highly active melodramatist. Portrayed as England's curse and as his own worst enemy, the jealous and ambitious Richard would find little glory or peace awaiting him upon his ascension to England's throne. This collection of critical essays about the Bard's Richard III includes classic criticism from a number of notable critics throughout the centuries. Edited by Bloom, this title also features a handy index for quick reference.

Much Ado about Nothing

A Comedy in Six Acts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 61

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Much Ado about Nothing

Author: Lawrence Green

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748786074

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 8955

A flexible yet structured resource package specifically targeting the GCSE and AS Assessment Objectives and the criteria for the study of Shakespeare, designed to enhance students' knowledge, understanding and response. The series covers ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays, with accompanying teacher resources.


Much Ado about Nothing

Author: J. R. Mulryne

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited



Page: 61

View: 3590

Much Ado about Nothing

Theories of Space and Vacuum from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution

Author: Edward Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521229838

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 6099

Provides a description of the major ideas about void space within and beyond the world that were formulated between the fourteenth and early eighteenth centuries.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Richard O Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

View: 6364

One of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, this play is set in the seaport town of Messina, in Sicily. The drama concerns "the battle of the sexes" and focuses on the barbed wits and intrigues that two sets of lovers and their friends and family create. Brimming with wit and antagonism, the play has amused and provoked audiences for centuries.

William Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7727

A collection of seven critical essays on Shakespeare's play, arranged in chronological order of their original publication