Much ado about nothing

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Print Book 2009.
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 822.33 Q1 Bat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  822.33 Q1 Bat
 
 
Summary
Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, this play turns on the archetypal story of a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceits threaten to darken the brilliant humor and sparkling wordplay-but the hilarious counterplot of a warring couple, Beatrice and Benedick, steals the scene as the two are finally tricked into admitting their love for each other in Shakespeare's superb comedy of manners.

Each Edition Includes:
* Comprehensive explanatory notes
* Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
* Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
* An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
Contents
Introduction. Couples ; Tragedy averted ; Much ado about noting [sic] ; Second chance ; Double ending
About the text
Key facts
Much ado about nothing
Textual notes
Scene-by-scene analysis
Much ado about nothing in performance: the RSC and beyond
Shakespeare's career in the theater
Shakespeare's works: a chronology - Further reading and viewing
References.

Additional Information
Series The RSC Shakespeare
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Much ado about nothing.
Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama.
Comedies.
Publisher New York :Modern Library,2009.
Edition Modern Library pbk. ed.
Contributors Bate, Jonathan, editor.
Rasmussen, Eric, 1960- editor.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
Language English
Description xxv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-176).
ISBN 9780812969177 (pbk.)
0812969170 (pbk.)
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