Much Ado About Nothing
by A. R. Humphreys, William Shakespeare
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This edition of Much Ado About Nothing focuses wholly on the play in performance. Shifting trends in the production of this popular drama are analyzed in relation to the culture of each period since Shakespeare's time, with particular attention to gender issues. A commentary alongside the New Cambri... More

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The Arden Shakespeare, founded in the 1890s, has, with a continuing process of revision, established itself as the standard scholarly edition of Shakespeare's works. Each play appears in a separate volume with critical notes, apparatus, appendices giving extracts from the relevant sources, and a full introduction. For the general reader and for students who want something more substantial than school texts or a one-volume Shakespeare, the Arden edition, edited to the highest standards of modern scholarship, has continued to prove invaluable.