The Oxford Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Edited by Sheldon P. Zitner
Published by Oxford University Press

This exuberant comedy is full of sparkling repartee, thanks to the witty characters of Beatrice and Benedick; theirs is one of the best-loved relationships in literature. Published by Oxford University Press.

The quick, coequal wits of Beatrice and Benedick have made their relationship one of the most beloved in literature, from their first quarrelsome banter and the comic trick which initially attracts each to the other, to the final skirmish which can only end with: Peace, I will stop your mouth. They are the perfect foil to the romantic ideas of Claudio, who despite all his professions of love for Hero is easily conned into believing her unfaithful. Meanwhile Dogberry and his watchmen, with their malapropisms and confusions, remain some of the funniest of Shakespeare's comic creations.

224 pages
Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Coloured endpapers
Spine blocked in gold
Head and tail bands
8¾” x 5½”
Published by Oxford University Press

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