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Publisher Comments:

'This edition of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare\'s most delightful and theatrically successful comedies, offers, along with a freshly edited text, an exceptionally helpful and critically aware Introduction and commentary. Paying particular attention in his Introduction to analysis of the play\'s minor characters, Sheldon P. Zitner discusses Shakespeare\'s social transformation of his source material, rethinking the attitudes to gender relations that underlie the comedy and determine its ruefully optimistic view of marriage. Interpretations are advanced less because they are arguable than because they are actable. Allowing for the play\'s openness to re-interpretation by successive generations of readers and performers, the editor provides a socially analytic stage history. Full notes and commentary continue previous editors\' work of clarifying textual and performance problems of interest to both readers and actors.'

Synopsis:

Part of the "Cambridge School Shakespeare" series, resulting from the Shakespeare and Schools Project, this analysis and text of this play is designed for 14 to 18 years olds and takes into account National Curriculum requirements, changes in GCSE, A-level and other post-16 qualifications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521426107
Editor:
Gibson, Rex
Editor:
Clamp, Michael
Editor:
Gibson, Rex
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Berry, Mary
Author:
Gibson, Rex
Author:
Clamp, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
Plays
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Much ado about nothing
Subject:
Courtship
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Children's plays, English.
Subject:
Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama.
Subject:
Young adult drama, English.
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616.--Much ado about nothing--Problems, exercises, etc
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge School Shakespeare
Series Volume:
[no. 3]
Publication Date:
19921008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.06x5.84x.38 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
16-19

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"Synopsis" by , Part of the "Cambridge School Shakespeare" series, resulting from the Shakespeare and Schools Project, this analysis and text of this play is designed for 14 to 18 years olds and takes into account National Curriculum requirements, changes in GCSE, A-level and other post-16 qualifications.
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