Much Ado About Nothing (Signet Classics)

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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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This is the first edition of Much Ado About Nothing focusing wholly on the play in performance. Shifting trends in the production of this popular drama are analysed in relation to the culture of each period since Shakespeare's time, with particular attention to gender issues. A commentary alongside the text recreates in lively detail interpretations of each passage in a variety of British, American, Canadian and other productions. An essential resource for students, teachers and performers, this is an illuminating book for theatregoers.

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Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, this play turns on the archetypal story if a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceit threatens 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.

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