Much Ado About Nothing, Paperback

Much Ado About Nothing Paperback

Edited by Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen

Part of the The RSC Shakespeare series

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy of the battle between the sexes THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to Much Ado About Nothing by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it.

This unique edition presents a historical overview of Much Ado About Nothing in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor - Nicholas Hytner, Marianne Elliott and Harriet Walter - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, biography
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9780230232105

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