Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439116975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 4536


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: 8203


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

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: 1633


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.

Much Ado about Nothing for Kids

Author: Lois Burdett

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552094112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5688


A retelling in rhymed couplets of Shakespeare's classic play is accompanied by illustrations from the author's second-grade class.

Critical essays on Much ado about nothing

William Shakespeare

Author: Linda Cookson,Bryan Loughrey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 138

View: 3942


A collection of essays which re-examine major themes of the play, with follow-up ideas and notes on writing an essay. Suggested level: secondary.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Jenny Oldfield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408153556

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8763


Jenny Oldfield creates a hilarious narrative retelling of Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. When AC Messina's star striker Claudio falls for the team manager's daughter, Hero, he sets in motion an escalating web of deceit. Fuelled by a combination of lies and genuine misunderstandings, Claudio is fooled into believing that Hero is having an affair, and rejects her on their wedding day; whilst star defender Benedick is tricked into falling in love with his worst enemy, Hero's cousin Beatrice. With a delightful cast of reporters, footballers, WAGs and revenge-obsessed scoundrels, will the truth ever be unravelled? But more to the point, will it result in any celebrity weddings? The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's original play and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: Lawrence Green

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748786074

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 659


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.