Much Ado About Nothing: The Oxford Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing: The Oxford Shakespeare

Shakespeare
Paperback Published on: 17/04/2008
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Synopsis

Sparkling with the witty dialogue between Beatrice and Benedicts, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable and theatrically successful comedies.

This edition offers a newly edited text and an exceptionally helpful and critically aware introduction. Paying particular attention to analysis of the play's minor characters, Sheldon P Zitner discusses Shakespeare's transformation of his source material. He rethinks the attitudes to gender relations that underlie the comedy and determine its view of marriage.

Allowing for the play's openness to reinterpretation by successive generations of readers and peformers, Zitner provides a socially analytic stage history, advancing new views for the actor as much as for the critic.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199536115
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 236g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 15 mm

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One of my favourite Shakespeare plays so far and has everything you would expect of a Shakespeare comedy and more: love, deceit, wit and humour. The introd... READ MORE
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