Much ado about nothing / [William Shakespeare] ; with an introduction updated by Travis D. Williams, University of Rhode Island ; edited by F. H. Mares
- The New Cambridge Shakespeare
- Machine generated contents note: Sources -- The Date of the Play -- Stage History -- The Criticism of the Play -- A Note on the Text -- Postscript, March 1987 -- Recent Performance and Critical Interpretations / Travis D. Williams -- List of Characters -- 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.
- "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." -- Publisher's description.
- 9781107174733 Hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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