The newly revised signet classic Shakespeare series includes:
- An extensive overview of Shakespears's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barneti
- A special introduction to the play by the editor, David L. Stevenson, Hunter College
- A special note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived Much Ado About Nothing
- Dramatic Criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Charles Gildon, Lewis Carroll, George Bernard Shaw, Donald A. Stauffer, W.H. Auden, Carol Thomas Neely, and Robert Smallwood
- A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Much Ado About Nothing, then and now.
- Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
- Up-to-date list of recommended readings.
Shakespeare's grand comedy casts the lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a witty war of words while the young Claudio is tricked into believing his love Hero has been unfaithful.
This edition features an overview of Shakespeare's works by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, as well as a comprehensive stage and screen history, dramatic criticism from the past and present, and sources from which Shakespeare derived this great work.
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:“A feast of literary and historical information.” —The Wall Street Journal
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