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Much Ado About Nothing Set In A Courtly World Of Masked Revels And Dances, This Play 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, In Shakespeare S Superb Comedy Of Manners.


10 thoughts on “Much Ado About Nothing

  1. says:

    Much Ado About Nothing, abridged CLAUDIO So, um, Hero, I sorta maybe like you a whole lot will you go to the prom with me HERO We should get married Squeeeeeee BEATRICE Pfft Love is for stupid losers who are stupid BENEDICK You know, you might get laidoften if you weren t such a cynical bitch all the time.BEATRICE Fuck you BENEDICK Get in line, sugartits audience is beaten over the head by sexual tension DON PEDRO Hey everybody, I had a great idea Let s make Beatrice and Bene Much Ado About Nothing, abridged CLAUDIO So, um, Hero, I sorta maybe like you a whole lot will you go to the prom with me HERO We should get married Squeeeeeee BEATRICE Pfft Love is for stupid losers who are stupid BENEDICK You know, you might get laidoften if you weren t such a cynical bitch all the time.BEATRICE Fuck you BENEDICK Get in line, sugartits audience is beaten over the head by sexual tension DON PEDRO Hey everybody, I ...


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    I don t think Much Ado ranks with Shakespeare s very best for three reasons 1 the plot is weak, particularly the deception that moves things along during the first act why does Don Pedro choose to woo by proxy en masque What is to be gained by it except delay and confusion , 2 Dogberry and Verges are second rate clowns, and 3 Claudio, in his readiness to believe ill of Hero, is too unsympathetic a lover for a non problem comedy On the other hand, whenever Beatrice and Benedict are sparri I don t think Much Ado ranks with Shakespeare s very best for three reasons 1 the plot is weak, particularly the deception that moves things along during the first act why does Don Pedro choose to woo by proxy en masque What is to be gained by it except delay and confusion , 2 Dogberry and Verges are second rate clowns, and 3 Claudio, in his readiness to believe ill of Hero, is too unsympathetic a lover for a non problem comedy On the other hand, whenever Beatrice and Benedict are sparring which is much of the play Much Ado is equal to anything Shakespeare had written up to this point At last he has learned how to take the euphuistic preciousness of Love s Labor s Lost s dialogue, preserve all its wit and courtly delicacy and combine it in casual, idiomatic speech full of character, naturalness and humor Later in the play, when the plot turns serious and Beatrice...


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    Let s face it, there aren t too many of Shakespeare s females who kick ass Yes, we all can name the four or five that don t quite suck Kat, Portia, Viola, Emilia, etc but good strong feminine characters were not, it seems, the bard s strong suit So as you wade through the whiny, conniving, helpless throngs of man worship...


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    I am probably the last person in the whole history of the world to get it, but, just in case there s someone else left, it occurred to me yesterday that the title of this play had to be a rude pun Five minutes on Google was enough to confirm my suspicions From this page In Shakespeare s time nothing was a euphemism for a woman s naughty bits This gave the title three different yet equally appropriate meanings, as the main conflict over the play revolves around the false implication of ...


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    I saw an absolutely brilliant version of this play today at Shakespeare s Globe in London It was Mexican themed, full of dancing, gunshots, high racing emotions and many moments of farcical humour All in all, it was a great production of an imperfect play If I m ever critical of Shakespeare s works it s because I know how excellent Shakespeare can be The Tempest is one of the best things ever written in the English language Similarly, Richard II is pure poetry, beautiful and powerful, but i I saw an absolutely brilliant version of this play today at Shakespeare s Globe in London It was Mexican themed, full of dancing, gunshots, high racing emotions and many moments of farcical humour All in all, it was a great production of an imperfect play If I m ever critical of Shakespeare s works it s because I know how excellent Shakespeare can be The Tempest is one of the best things ever written in the English language Similarly, Richard II is pure poetry, beautiful and powerful, but it is so unimpressive on the stage At least, I ve never seen a decent live version of it There s not much room for spectacle in the play But here s the tricky thing about Shakespeare, some of his plays are excellent to read and some of them are not Some are perfect stage pieces, but boring on the page Some manage to succeed in both realms, but...


  6. says:

    Review3 of 5 stars to William Shakespeare s play Much Ado About Nothing We read this play in my 9th or 10th grade English course as a comparison to hispopular plays such as Macbeth, Othello, Romeo Juliet and Hamlet, as well as something different from his historical fiction plays about various kings and queens It was an opportunity to see his brilliance in writing something different and basically about nothing Well not really nothing, but you get the drift.It was a decentReview3 of 5 stars to William Shakespeare s play Much Ado About Nothing We read this play in my 9th or 10th grade English course as a comparison to hispopular plays such as Macbeth, Othello, Romeo Juliet and Hamlet, as well as something different from his historical fiction plays about various kings and queens It was an opportunity to see his brilliance in writing something different and...


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    Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, in Spain, is coming to Messina, the capital of Sicily, for a little RR, just having defeated his treacherous half brother, in battle, with few casualties, nobody important , Don John the Bastard , they are now reconciled again His army needs it, Rest and Relaxation, the governor of that city is his good, longtime friend, Leonato The time, is unstated, but Aragon, ruled that island, in the 15th century Count Claudio, who gained glory in battle, in the Pr Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, in Spain, is coming to Messina, the capital of Sicily, for a little RR, just having defeated his treacherous half brother, in battle, with few casualties, nobody important , Don John the Bastard , they are now reconciled again His army needs it, Rest and Relaxation, the governor of that city is his good, longtime friend, Leonato The time, is unstated, but Aragon, ruled that island, in the 15th century Count Claudio, who gained glory in battle, in the Prince s army, and a favorite of his royal boss, meets Hero , lovely daughter of Leonato No need to say they fall madly in love and are soon engaged Claudio best friend is Benedick, another noble soldier, Hero has a cousin named Beatrice, the other two, don t love each ot...


  8. says:

    In the 1906 preface to The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James described the book as an ado about Isabel Archer That reference caught my attention, and since I d never read Shakespeare s Much Ado , and since I love to follow even the vaguest of book trails, I browsed my bookstore s Shakespeare shelves as soon as I had an opportunity Like most of you, I d read some of the plays for study purposes but I d never bought a Shakespeare play for pleasure In my innocence, I presumed buying Shakespeare In the 1906 preface to The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James described the book as an ado about Isabel Archer That reference caught my attention, and since I d never read Shakespeare s Much Ado , and since I love to follow even the vaguest of book trails, I browsed my bookstore s Shakespeare shelves as soon as I had an opportunity Like most of you, I d read some of the plays for study purposes but I d never bought a Shakespeare play for pleasure In my innocence, I presumed buying Shakespeare would be a straight forward business As it turned out, my bookshop had multiple editions of the plays which was very impressive but left me with a dilemma which edition to choose To add to the dilemma, theI looked at the books, theI found myself wanting to read Measure for Measure too, and The Taming of the Shrew , and All s Well that Ends Well , an...


  9. says:

    Movie review at bottomThis is the most enjoyable play I ve yet read in my Shakespeare project Aside from the Elizabethan words that required me to check the footnotes, it had a very modern feel to it The complicated plot, the good and bad characters, the denouement, the happy ending all reminded me of light comedies that I ve seen performed on the modern stage.The play was probably written in 1598 In my Complete Works it has been placed in between Henry IV Part II and Henry V.The Introduction Movie review at bottomThis is the most enjoyable play I ve yet read in my Shakespeare project Aside from the Elizabethan words that required me to check the footnotes, it had a very modern feel to it The complicated plot, the good and bad characters, the denouement, the happy ending all reminded me of light comedies that I ve seen performed on the modern stage.The play was probably written in 1598 In my Complete Works it has been placed in between Henry IV Part II and Henry V.The Introducti...


  10. says:

    Not much a review as some disjointed impressions from one of my favourite Shakespeare s comedies Much ado about nothing is a display of wit and humour, from squabbles and cutting retorts between Beatrice and Benedick to the unrepeatable, full of malapropisms and nonsenses, humor presented by the the chief of the citizen police in Messina, Dogberry and his bumbling sidekicks.In short prince of Aragon, Don Pedro after defeating his half brother Don John returns home, and surrounded by his court Not much a review as some disjointed impressions from one of my favourite Shakespea...


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