Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s comedies, was almost certainly written around 1599, as it was registered in 1600. It appeared in Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623.
The setting of the play is in Messina, Sicily. The action takes place in and around the house of the governor, Leonato. Leonato is visited by several young men – Prince Don Pedro of Aragon and his friend Claudio, Benedick of Pedua, and Don John, Don Pedro’s illegitimate brother.
This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.
If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream was written and first performed in the mid 1590’s. Shakespeare used the device of magic extensively in this early comedy. There are four separate but intertwined plots.
The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text.
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A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.