Much Ado About Nothing Paperback
A dazzling display of William Shakespeare's fondness for wit and wordplay, Much Ado About Nothing is a high-spirited comedy, edited with notes by R.A.
Foakes, and an introduction by Janet Dillon.'Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some, with traps'Proud, vivacious Beatrice and a high-spirited rake Benedick both claim that they are determined never to marry.
But when good-hearted mischief-maker Don Pedro tricks them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, Beatrice and Benedick begin to question whether their witty banter and sharp-tongued repartee conceals something deeper.
Schemes abound, misunderstandings proliferate and matches are eventually made in this sparkling and irresistible comedy, famously adapted by Kenneth Branagh in a film starring Keanu Reeves and Emma Thompson.This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Much Ado About Nothing, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.If you enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing, you might like As You Like It, also available in Penguin Shakespeare.'How is it possible that Shakespeare understood the human heart so well?'Saskia Reeves
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/09/2015
- Category: Shakespeare plays
- ISBN: 9780141396590
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