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Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Matt Simpson

 

 

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In this illuminating study Matt Simpson discusses the importance of honour and ritual in the lives of teh characters, their need to be seen to be doing what is deemed right and virtuous, but which sometimes causes tehm to do wrong things for what they think are the right reasons. At the same time he asks us to guard against wanting to interpret the play too readily as if it were a realist text by emphasising its structural features, its patterning of parallels and contrasts, and the skill with which Shakespeare manipulates audience expectations. Ultimately he sees the play to be about redemption and renewal.

 

About the author:

Matt Simpson is also the author of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night in the Student Guide Literary Series.

 

83  pages

ISBN: 978-1-906075-01-9

Greenwich Exchange Category: Student Guides

Series: Student Guide

 

 

Other books by Matt Simpson published by Greenwich Exchange:

Shakespeare's The Tempest

William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Othello

Shakespeare's Macbeth

The Waste Land: T.S. Eliot

Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: James Joyce

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's As You Like It

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