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Much Ado About Nothing (original 1600; edition 1994)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:Much Ado About Nothing
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Dover Publications (1994), Paperback, 80 pages
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Tags:Shakespeare, Plays, Classics

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1600)

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    Shuffy2: Beatrice and Benedick and Lizzie and Darcy- there are some similarties! This is my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies! Two characters who love to spar with words, 2 couples who love each other, and a bad guy! Perfect mix...
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Love this play and love the rapport and verbal sparring between Benedict and Beatrice almost more than anything other Shakespearean dialogue ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
To be honest, I don't remember much about this play. I think I read it in grade 11. But I couldn't be sure. Will have to reread it. ( )
  momma182 | Jun 23, 2015 |
By my troth, 'twas I indeed
That, marry, hath enjoyed much
It filleth in me the need
To enjoyeth puns and such
Romantics of wordplayers
Was virginal territory
Through the speakers and the sayers
of scribesmithery's glory
Appettite is whetted for more from The Bard
How could life without him have not been very hard? ( )
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
It's a perfectly good play, although the humor almost never works. Shakespeare is just not funny. ( )
  comfypants | Mar 3, 2015 |
A weak story saved by the bickering of Beatrix and Benedick. Their relationship and the scheme to get together was definitely the highlight of the play. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Shakespeare, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brooke, C. F. TuckerEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dennis, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, Janettesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foakes, R. A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McEachern, ClaireEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shaw, ByamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, David L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trenery, Grace R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wright, Louis B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this night to Messina.
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He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.
What a deformed thief this fashion is.
Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?
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Features information on Shakespeare's life and world, a history of notable productions of this famous comedy, and new dramatic criticism.

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