Much Ado about Nothing

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-10-20
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Imaginative, exuberant comedy contrasts two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Filled with suspense, clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit and charming songs.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
General Introductionp. 1
Much Ado About Nothing and the Romantic Comediesp. 1
Datep. 5
Sourcesp. 6
The Titlep. 14
Place and Settingp. 16
Organizing the Dramatis Personaep. 18
Loversp. 19
Brothersp. 38
Gentlewomen, Conspirators, and Othersp. 42
Plot Constructionp. 48
Act, Scene, and Pacep. 50
Contrasts and Links between Scenesp. 52
Local Effectsp. 56
Stage Historyp. 58
From Text to Prompt-Bookp. 70
Some Problems of Stagingp. 72
Some Recent Directionsp. 75
Textual Introductionp. 79
'Staying' and Publicationp. 79
Setting the Textp. 80
'Ghosts'p. 81
Speech-Prefixesp. 82
Entrances and Exitsp. 85
The Play in Foliop. 86
Editorial Proceduresp. 88
Abbreviations and Referencesp. 90
Much Ado About Nothingp. 93
Appendix: Music, Song, and Dancep. 203
Indexp. 207
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