Much ADO about Nothing (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)

Much ADO about Nothing (Wordsworth Classics) By William Shakespeare, Cedric Watts (Introduction by), Cedric Watts (Notes by) Cover Image

Much ADO about Nothing (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)

By William Shakespeare, Cedric Watts (Introduction by), Cedric Watts (Notes by)

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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex.

The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

Much Ado About Nothing has long been celebrated as one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. The central relationship, between Benedick and Beatrice, is wittily combative until love prevails. Broader comedy is provided by Dogberry, Verges and the watchmen. The drama ranges between the destructively sinister and the lyrically romantic, giving the whole a complex and sometimes problematic character. Numerous revivals, in the theatre and on screen, have displayed the lively variety and interpretative openness of this engaging comedy.


Product Details ISBN: 9781853262548
ISBN-10: 1853262544
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: June 5th, 1995
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics