Much Ado About Nothing (Global Classics)

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 By William Shakespeare For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk
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  • Much Ado About Nothing (Global Classics)
  • William Shakespeare
  • 13 December 2018
  • 1978157258

About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.



      Much Ado About Nothing (Global Classics)
The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design The Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A R Braunmuller, these easy to read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967 With stunning new covers designed by Manuja Waldia, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.This edition of Much Ado About Nothing is edited with an introduction by Peter Holland.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators From the Trade Paperback edition. New Read Much Ado About Nothing (Global Classics) Author William Shakespeare For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Much Ado About Nothing (Global Classics)

  1. Clarissa Valirya says:

    Benedetto e Beatrice mi hanno steso Preferisco le tragedie, ma questa commedia stata molto piacevole.

  2. Sparrow says:

    Shakespeare s comedies areterrifying and grotesque than his tragedies Suppose you are a gentle, fair, aristocratic lady named Hero and are marrying a handsome young Florentine lord named Claudio Right on the altar, he verbally assaults you, calls you a rotten orange, and announces She knows the heat of a luxurious bed Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty and deserts you.What would you do You would die, right Well, that s what Hero does though her death is a trick conco Shakespeare s comedies areterrifying and grotesque than his tragedies Suppose you are a gentle, fair, aristocratic lady named Hero and are marrying a handsome young Florentine lord named Claudio...

  3. Janet Preus says:

    Nice story Language is not always so east INTERNET is helpful for explaining.Glad I read it.

  4. Kelly says:

    I ve ragged on the Arden series introductions before, but not this time This is the gold standard for what an introduction should be Claire McEachern kills it Reading the introductory material in its entirety does one thing it enhances the experience of the play The context she provides whether historical, typographical, dramaturgical, etc is in complete service to the general reader, rather than some abstract academic audience Reading this, ...

  5. Hannah says:

    Enjoyed this one probably goes on my favourite Shakespeare list Love the insight into relationships he gives us was easier to make Beadick fall in love than for Benedick to forgive Pedro Claudio I feel that it is in...

  6. Emma says:

    So I listened to it as an audiobook, mostly to get to know the story better before I read it

  7. Kristy says:

    4.25 stars

  8. Felicia Kudronowicz says:

    I love the battle of wits between Beatrice and Benedick So many good quotes.

  9. Daria says:

    Interesting story.

  10. Ilaria Guzzi says:

    Dove tutti sono stupidi tranne Beatrice.L atmosfera dolce e mite in cui si svolge la vicenda viene squarciata da un terribile inganno che rischia di trasformare l intera storia in una tragedia, ma la trappola viene infine svelata e tutto si risolve per il meglio.Shakespeare sempre il genio di cui tutti parlano, ma il vero motivo che spinge alla lettura di quest intramontabile pi ce associato ...