Author: William Shakespeare
Translator: Mi-young Lee
Publisher: Kunkook Univ.
177 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
Much Ado About Nothing boasts one of Shakespeare's most delightful heroines,
most dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of intellectual and social
self-importance bested by the desire to love and be loved in return. It offers
both the dancing wit of the "merry war" between the sexes, and a sobering vision
of the costs of that combat for both men and women. Shakespeare dramatizes a
social world in all of its vibrant particulars, in which characters are shaped
by the relations between social convention and individual choice. This edition
of the play offers in its introduction and commentary an extensive discussion of
the materials that informed Shakespeare's compositional choices, both those
conventional sources and other contexts, from cuckold jokes to conduct books,
which inform the ideas and identities of this play. Particular attention is
devoted to Renaissance understandings of gender identity and social rank, as
well as to the social valences of Shakespeare's stylistic choices. A treatment
of staging possibilities offers illustrations drawn from the earliest and recent
theatrical practices, and a critical history examines the fate of the play in
the changing trends of academic scholarship.
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