Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439116975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 3586

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

Author: William Shakespeare,Roma Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198321477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 4111

Depicts the humorous mishaps which follow when young Claudio is duped into believing his fiancee has been unfaithful.

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603037136

Category: Drama

Page: 190

View: 514

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

The 30-Minute Shakespeare (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Nick Newlin


ISBN: 1459602722


Page: 108

View: 9807

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: Lawrence Green

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748786074

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 2433

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: Side by Side

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 158049515X

Category: Courtship

Page: 220

View: 4891

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Edited by W. Turner

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121911672

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4533

Shakespeare's stories

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140707090

Category: Drama

Page: 173

View: 9910

Depicts the humorous mishaps which follow when young Claudio is duped into believing his fiancee has been unfaithful

A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410353257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 37

View: 9768

A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Shakespeare for Students for all of your research needs.

Much Ado about Nothing (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Louva Elizabeth Irvine

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673325

Category: Study Aids

Page: 140

View: 7239

REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Much Ado About Nothing and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Much Ado About Nothing (illustrated)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635371449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 108

View: 9576

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. By means of "noting", Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Alison Findlay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 5050

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

A Film

Author: Joss Whedon,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781169353

Category: Drama

Page: 191

View: 4174

Screenplay of the 2012 film version, with an introduction and interview with Joss Whedon.

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: Harold Bloom,Michael G. Cornelius

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132034

Category: English drama

Page: 331

View: 4138

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

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: 2722

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.