Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439116975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 1038


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

Much ADO about Nothing

The 30-Minute Shakespeare (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Nick Newlin


ISBN: 1459602722


Page: 108

View: 1924


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: Alison Findlay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 9997


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: Harold Bloom,Michael G. Cornelius

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132034

Category: English drama

Page: 331

View: 1463


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

Author: Shakespeare W.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521051457

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 5925


Уильям Шекспир – один из самых значимых и таинственных писателей в мировой литературе, бесспорный мастер драматургии. Его комедии до сих пор играют на театральных сценах во всех уголках планеты, его герои вдохновляют, поражают и влюбляют в себя миллионы людей. “Много шума из ничего” - одно из самых известных произведений Шекспира, не потерявшее своей актуальности и в XXI веке. Эта остроумная комедия об истории двух любовных пар, в которой искусно переплетаются волшебство и горькая реальность, обязательно оставит свой след в душе каждого читателя. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!