Much ado about nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Attracted to each other, the maddeningly skeptical Beatrice and Benedick are dead-locked in a lively war of words until their friends hatch a plot to unite them. The mutually devoted Hero and Claudio, on the other hand, all too quickly fall victim to a malicious plot to part them. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his confederates, the lovers are ultimately united. First presented in 1598, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's last comedies. Its darker undercurrents foreshadow the playwright's growing concern with the frailties of human character that would dominate his late tragedies. But in its clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit, jovial conversations, and charming songs, this merry comedy is among Shakespeare's most artistic creations.
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9780743482752
9781596253704
9780486112831
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9781101141366
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series Dover thrift editions, Dover thrift study edition, New Folger Library Shakespeare, Oxford world's classics
series2 Dover thrift editions, Dover thrift study edition, New Folger Library Shakespeare, No fear Shakespeare, Oxford world's classics, The Oxford Shakespeare
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Comedies, Comedy, Conspiracies -- Drama, Courtship -- Drama, Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama, DRAMA / General, Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Messina (Italy) -- Drama, Mistaken identity -- Drama, Rejection (Psychology) -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Much ado about nothing
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title Much ado about nothing
title_alt Folger Shakespeare Library, Much ado about nothing
title_display Much ado about nothing
title_full Much Ado About Nothing, Much Ado About Nothing [eBook], Much Ado about nothing [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, Much ado about nothing / William Shakespeare ; edited by Sheldon P. Zitner, Much ado about nothing / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, Much ado about nothing [electronic resource], Much ado about nothing [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
title_short Much ado about nothing
title_sort much ado about nothing
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topic Classic Literature, Conspiracies Drama, Courtship -- Drama, Courtship Drama, Courtship Italy Messina Drama, DRAMA / General, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, Fiction, Man-woman relationships Drama, Messina (Italy) Drama, Mistaken identity Drama, Rejection (Psychology) Drama, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing
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