Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Written by:
Edited by:

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101142288
  • 240 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s grand romantic comedy.

Much Ado About Nothing 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 in this play that combines robust humor with explorations on honor and shame. 

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, David L. Stevenson
• A note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived Much Ado About Nothing
• Dramatic criticism from Charles Gildon, Lewis Carroll, George Bernard Shaw, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more…

From the Paperback edition.
Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Written by: William Shakespeare, Edited by: David Stevenson


Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:“A feast of literary and historical information.” —The Wall Street Journal

Table of Contents

Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare – Edited by David L. Stevenson Charles Gildon: The Argument of ?Much Ado About Nothing?
Lewis Carroll: A Letter to Ellen Terry
George Bernard Shaw: Shakespeare?s Merry Gentlemen
Donald A. Stauffer: From Shakespeare?s World of Images
W. H. Auden: From The Dyer?s Hand
Carol Thomas Neely: Broken Nuptials in ?Much Ado About Nothing?
Sylvan Barnet: ?Much Ado About Nothing? on the Stage

Robert Smallwood: Three Ways to Begin ?Much Ado About Nothing?