Much ado about nothing

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The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's grand romantic comedy.Much Ado About Nothing casts the lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a witty war of words while the young Claudio is tricked into believing his love Hero has been unfaithful in this play that combines robust humor with explorations on honor and shame. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: &; An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater &; A special introduction to the play by the editor, David L. Stevenson&; A note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived Much Ado About Nothing &; Dramatic criticism from Charles Gildon, Lewis Carroll, George Bernard Shaw, and others &; A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions &; Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text &; And more...
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display_descriptionGenerally considered as one of Shakespeare's best comedies, "Much Ado About Nothing" is believed to have been written near the middle of the bard's career, sometime during 1598 or 1599. It is the story of Leonato, an Italian nobleman, his daughter, Hero, and his niece, Beatrice. Following the conclusion of a war Leonato welcomes into his house Don Pedro, his good friend; fellow soldiers of Don Pedro, Claudio and Benedick; as well as Don Pedro's illegitimate brother, Don John. Quickly amorous relations develop between Claudio and Hero and later between Benedick and Beatrice. As wedding plans are being made for Claudio and Hero, Don John tricks Claudio into believing that Hero has been unfaithful. The wedding bliss is briefly interrupted until the truth is finally discovered and the play ends in a joyful double wedding. Thematically "Much Ado About Nothing" is primarily concerned with the fidelity of its characters. Through the use of a series of deceptions and disguises Shakespeare is at his best in creating a comically confounding set of circumstances. This edition is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.
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Comedies
Comedy
Conspiracies -- Drama
Courtship -- Drama
Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama
Dogberry (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
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Hero (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
John, Don (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Love -- Drama
Malicious accusation -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Messina (Italy) -- Drama
Mistaken identity -- Drama
Pedro, Don (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Rejection (Psychology) -- Drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Much ado about nothing
Virginity -- Drama
title_displayMuch ado about nothing
title_fullMuch Ado About Nothing
Much Ado about Nothing
Much ado about nothing / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine
Much ado about nothing [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_shortMuch ado about nothing
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