Much Ado About Nothing: The RSC Shakespeare - W. Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing: The RSC Shakespeare
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An illuminating introduction to Much Ado About Nothing by award winning scholar Jonathan Bate The play with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page A helpful scene by scene analysis and key facts about the play An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Much Ado About Nothing in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor Nicholas Hytner, Marianne Elliott and Harriet Walter so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty first century.