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Much Ado About Nothing (The New Penguin Shakespeare)

Much Ado About Nothing (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
Your Price: $8.99 CDN
Author: William Shakespeare, edited by R.A. Foakes
Publisher: Penguin Books
Series: The New Penguin Shakespeare
# of Pages: 174
Pub. Date: 1981
ISBN-10: 0140707093
ISBN-13: 9780140707090

About the Play:

Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, the play Much Ado About Nothing turns on the archetypal story if a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceit threatens to darken the brilliant humor and sparkling wordplay — but the hilarious counterplot of a warring couple, Beatrice and Benedick, steals the scene as the two are finally tricked into admitting their love for each other in Shakespeare's superb comedy of manners.

Part of the New Penguin Shakespeare series, this book offers a complete edition of Much Ado About Nothing. It has been prepared from the original texts and is accompanied by an introduction, a list of further reading, a full commentary, and a short account of the textual problems of the play.

About the Editor:

R.A. Foakes (1923 - 2013) was an English author and Shakesperean scholar. He has published works on Shakespeare and the Romantic poets and edited many of Shakespeare's plays in the Arden and New Cambridge editions. He also helped found the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was Professor Emeritus in the Department of English literature at UCLA.