Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

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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 the sparring lovers Benedick and Beatrice. A full commentary includes annotation of the many sexual jokes in the play that have been obscured by the complexity of Elizabethan language. In this new edition, Travis D. Williams reviews recent stage, television, film and critical interpretations of the play, considering treatment of the play's special interest in language, bodies and gender.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 10mm | 330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 16 Halftones, black and white
  • 1316626733
  • 9781316626733
  • 256,377

Table of contents

Introduction; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendixes: 1. The time-scheme of Much Ado about Nothing, 2. Lewis Carroll's letter to Ellen Terry, 3. Benedick's song, 5.2.18-22; Reading list.
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About William Shakespeare

Travis D. Williams is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Rhode Island.
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