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Much ado about nothing. by William Shakespeare

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Published by Washington Square Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Messina (Italy)


  • Courtship -- Drama,
  • Conspiracies -- Drama,
  • Rejection (Psychology) -- Drama,
  • Messina (Italy) -- Drama

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe Folger Library general reader"s Shakespeare
ContributionsWright, Louis B. 1899- ed., LaMar, Virginia A., ed.
LC ClassificationsPR2828.A2 W7 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationxlii, 101, 101 p.
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5905449M
LC Control Number64004077

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Much ado about nothing: a comedy, William Shakespeare () Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in and , as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in /5. In my chamber-window lies a book: bring it hither to me in the orchard. Boy I am here already, sir. BENEDICK I know that; but I would have thee hence, and here again. Exit Boy. I do much wonder that one man, seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviors to love, will, after he hath laughed at. Book description Much Ado about Nothing has always been popular on the stage. This edition pays especial attention to the history and range of theatrical interpretation, in which famous actors, from the time of Garrick to the present, have appeared as . Much Ado About Nothing chronicles two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice (the main couple), and Claudio and Hero (the secondary couple).

  Much Ado about Nothing Note: There is an improved edition of this title, eBook # Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Comedies Subject: Rejection (Psychology) -- Drama Subject: Conspiracies -- Drama Subject: Courtship -- Drama Subject: Messina (Italy) -- Drama Category: Text: EBook-No. Much Ado About Nothing quiz that tests what you know. Perfect prep for Much Ado About Nothing quizzes and tests you might have in school. Much Ado About Nothing is a play by William Shakespeare first performed in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. The action of Much Ado About Nothing occurs during several days of a visit by Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his followers at the large estate of Leonato, Governor of Pedro has been victorious in a small war against his own half-brother, Don John, who has now (reluctantly) joined him. From the beginning to the end of the play, two love stories are .

When the soldiers arrive at Leonato’s home, Claudio quickly falls in love with Hero. Meanwhile, Benedick and Beatrice resume the war of witty insults that they have carried on with each other in the past. Claudio and Hero pledge their love to one another and decide to be married. To pass the time in the week before the wedding, the lovers and. Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. One of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed comedies, Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness.   Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. The authoritative edition of Much Ado About Nothing from The Folger .