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Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Much Ado About Nothing - Folger Shakespeare Library
Author: William Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare LibraryThe world's leading center for Shakespeare studiesEach edition includes:• Freshly edited text based on the best earlyprinted version of the play• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play• Scene-by-scene plot summaries• A key to famous lines and phrases...  more »
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743482752
ISBN-10: 0743482751
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 304
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4.2 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a Shakespearean Comedy of Manners from before the genre was even really a fully developed thing, featuring love affairs, a revenge plot, some humorous incompetence, a faked death, and much more. I'm not a big comedy fan, but this is certainly a good example of the genre at the time from which it came, and I actually quite enjoyed it. As to the edition itself, I found it to be greatly helpful in understanding the action in the play. It has a layout which places each page of the play opposite a page of notes, definitions, explanations, and other things needed to understand that page more thoroughly. While I didn't always need it, I was certainly glad to have it whenever I ran into a turn of language that was unfamiliar, and I definitely appreciated the scene-by-scene summaries. Really, if you want to or need to read Shakespeare, an edition such as this is really the way to go, especially until you get more accustomed to it.


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