Much Ado About Nothing Audible –

Much Ado About Nothing, comedy in five acts byWilliam Shakespeare, written probably inand printed in a quarto edition from the authors own manuscript inTheplay takes an ancient themethat of a woman falsely accused of unfaithfulnessto brilliant comedic heights Shakespeare used as his main source for the Claudio Hero plot a story fromMatteo BandellosNovellehe also may have consultedLudovico AriostosOrlando furiosoandEdmund SpensersThe Faerie Queene The Beatrice Benedick plot is essentially Shakespeares own, though he must have had in mind his own story of wife taming inThe Taming of the ShrewLeonato, a kindly, respectable nobleman, lives in the idyllic Italian town of Messina Leonato shares his house with his lovely young daughter, Hero, his playful, clever niece, Beatrice, and his elderly brother, Antonio who is Beatrices father As the play begins, Leonato prepares to welcome some friends home from a war The friends include Don Pedro, a prince who is a close friend of Leonato, and two fellow soldiers Claudio, a well respected young nobleman, and Benedick, a clever man whoconstantly makes witty jokes, often at the expense of his friendsDon John, Don Pedros illegitimate brother, is part of the crowd as well Don John is sullen and bitter, and makes trouble for the othersWhen the soldiers arrive at Leonatos home, Claudio quickly falls in love with Hero Meanwhile, Benedick and Beatrice resume the war of witty insults that they have carried on with each other in the past Claudio and Hero pledge their love to one another and decide to be married To pass the time in the week before the wedding, the lovers and their friends decide to play a game They want to get Beatrice and Benedick, who are clearly meant for each other, to stop arguing and fall in love Their tricks prove successful, and Beatrice and Benedick soon fall secretly in love with each other

15 thoughts on “Much Ado About Nothing

  1. MummyisReading MummyisReading says:

    As a teacher using this with lower ability Year 7 students this has been fab

  2. Caroline D Caroline D says:

    To say that this collection of paper is a book is an insult to books I was extremely disappointed in this purchase The text was difficult to read and at various points throughout the play, there would suddenly be capital letter text telling readers this was an electronic copy of the text and subject to copyright.Returned it immediately and was refunded.

  3. Customer Customer says:

    the book is good but unfortunately one chapter was repeated several times at least 5 times which when using for answering exam questions was rather annoying

  4. Lydia .j Lydia .j says:

    This character speak about the personality It is romance foundation of scene

  5. Diwas Kumar Diwas Kumar says:

    archaic english ,diificult to understand all

  6. the kat the kat says:

    Arden Shakespeare, including the current Third Series, proves absolutely indispensable for script analysis preparing for audition made it and lighting design yeah, insanity doing both for this classic director is wants us understanding historical, social, literary contexts and themes, and how they apply in modern day society, keeping the story especially relevant to how women are treated in modern society The Arden Shakespeare is a standard resource for most of the cast, and for my work both in cast and in lighting design.

  7. S. Webber S. Webber says:

    Wonderful play, this review is about this ebook edition I did a read through with others using different editions and we found numerous cases of mis attributed lines in this version.

  8. F. Buntin F. Buntin says:

    I m a big time Trekkie and I love to read anything and everything I can about Star Trek It s hard to find a lot of reading material of the local bookstores and the prices are very high this is a great book a must have for a Trekkie and you save on the price

  9. P. G. Margaritis P. G. Margaritis says:

    The title says it all, eh Shakespeare in the original Klingon However, to those who go there, it s really neat I would have given it 5 stars, but there were not as many notes as there should have been And background on the Klingon origins of the piece would have helped Other than that, majQa

  10. Henrik Harbin Henrik Harbin says:

    Yet another excellent, ambitious work adapted from Shakespeare by the Shakespeare Restoration Project of the Klingon Language Institute These guys have already done Hamlet and Gilgamesh, and they re working on the Bible and Macbeth.Highly recommended for serious students of both Klingon language and William Shakespeare.

  11. James Marchese James Marchese says:

    Was written in complete gibberish Almost none of the words in this book were words at all, they were an odd assortment of letters with numbers symbols thrown into the mix.

  12. J Parmer J Parmer says:

    This is a great resource for students I used this with my 8th grade Honors students this year and one of my students said, I finally understood Shakespeare.

  13. rzotk84 rzotk84 says:

    Shakespeare is great in what he writes, and his plays are very entertaining

  14. Meg Meg says:

    Now, it is the Kindle edition, so it s a bit inconvenient to navigate, but it seems to have no footnotes or meaningful extra material I m an English teacher, so that matters to me Don t bother, unless you really only need the text itself.

  15. Angela Angela says:

    Excellent I use this to teach