Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Much Ado About Nothing retains the text and introduction prepared by F. H. Mares and features a new section by Angela Stock on recent film, stage and critical interpretations of the play. Mares pays special attention in the Introduction to the range of theatrical interpretations that have flourished since the first documented production of the play in the early seventeenth century. In particular, he explores notable performances of the roles of Benedick and Beatrice, from David Garrick to John Gielgud, and Peggy Ashcroft to Judi Dench. The commentary explicates the many sexual jokes in the text that are obscured by the complexity of Elizabethan English.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 187 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 15mm | 315g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated edition
  • 16 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521532507
  • 9780521532501
  • 169,288

Table of contents

Introduction, with new section by Angela Stock on recent stage and critical interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendixes: The time-scheme of Much Ado About Nothing; Lewis Carroll's Letter to Ellen Terry; Benedick's song; Reading list.
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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) gilt als einer der größten Dichter und Dramatiker der Weltgeschichte. Er verfasste zahlreiche Dramen, Tragödien, Komödien und Gedichte, mit denen er schon zu Lebzeiten Anerkennung und Wohlstand errang. Aber erst in den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde er zum Prototypen des literarischen Genies, ohne den die Entwicklung der neueren Literatur von Goethe über Brecht bis in die Gegenwart hinein undenkbar ist.
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