Much Ado about Nothing (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


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

About the Author


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time.

Turner is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hammersmith is Associate Professor of English at Auburn University.

Praise For…


Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:

“A feast of literary and historical information.”
—The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213010
ISBN-10: 0553213016
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: January 1988
Pages: 160
Language: English