Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing was written by William Shakespeare between 1598-1599 and was included in the First Folio in 1623.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare's most popular and widely performed plays. The back cover synopsis of the Royal Shakespeare Company's edition reads as follows:
"Beatrice, independent and forthright, and Benedick, a self-confessed tyrant to the female sex, pass the time goading and scorning each other. When they are thrown together to defend a friend's honor, their true feelings begin to emerge. A lively showdown between sexes unfolds in Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis, key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century."
Much Ado About Nothing has been adapted into music, film, theater, television, web series' and literature. Much Ado About Nothing is recommended by Lion Stationers and can be purchased from the following vendors: