Much Ado About Nothing Paperback
Part of the The RSC Shakespeare series
From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy of the battle between the sexesTHIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to Much Ado About Nothing by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate* The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page* A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play* An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre* A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productionsThe most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it.
This unique edition presents a historical overview of Much Ado About Nothing in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor - Nicholas Hytner, Marianne Elliott and Harriet Walter - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.
Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages, 200 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 26/08/2009
- Category: Literature: history & criticism
- ISBN: 9780230232105
- Hardback from £31.29