William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing online.


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LISTEN

LISTEN TO EACH SCENE OF THE PLAY--WHILE YOU READ OR BEFORE YOU READ


WATCH

Watch the 1993 production with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson


London’s West End’s 2011 production, with David Tennant and Catherine Tate

Part 1        Part 2



USEFUL WEBSITES

As You Like It hyper-concordance.  Look up specific words or references in the text.  Or try this Google book for the Folger edition and type in the desired word on the left.


On the CUCKOLD (from Wikipedia)--a definition of the cuckold and reference to the cuckold’s horns


Go to the Shakespeare Page


CRITICISM

Podcasts:

Emma Smith’s Lecture on the play

Shakespeare Uncovered:  The Comedies

BardCast --not a bad discussion of the play

Much Ado About Nothing--Interview with the Six Elements Theater Company



George Washington University Professor Alex Huang’s PREZI Lecture on Much Ado


Study Guide Help

Penguin Books’ Teacher’s Guide

The Much Ado Video Project

See the NSHS Shakespeare Channel

See also “Nice Guys Finish Last”