Much Ado About Nothing
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Much Ado About Nothing

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Comedy and tragedy intertwine when two very different couples fall in and out of love in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features illustrations by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert and an introduction from Professor Tiffany Stern.

Whilst Beatrice and Benedick both despise love, exchanging insults and mockery rather than vows, for Hero and Claudio it is love at first sight. But as their marriage preparations begin, so too do Don John's dirty tricks. Can his scheming get in the way of true love? And can an elaborate plan to bring fiery Beatrice and cynical Benedick closer together really come off? In Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, nothing is quite what it seems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 99 x 156 x 17mm | 132g
  • Macmillan Collector's Library
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Reissue, Unabridged
  • 1509889779
  • 9781509889778

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The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good -- Robert Graves When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language -- D. H. Lawrence Shakespeare's voice rings down the ages, and, as with innumerable other human matters, we would do well to listen to it * Independent *
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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.
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