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Beatrice and Benedick

Beatrice and Benedick

  • Author: Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466888989
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous love affair that ended bitterly. But how did they meet? Why did they part? And what brought them together again? When nineteen-year-old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier who is there with a Spanish lord on a month-long sojourn. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask their deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. Heartbroken, Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada. Beatrice returns to her home in the North and an unwanted betrothal. While Benedick must fight for his life on board ship, Beatrice fights for her freedom from an arranged marriage. From the point of view of Beatrice and Benedick we hear the lovers tell their own story, taking us from the sunlit southern courts of Sicily, to the crippled Armada on the frozen northern seas, to the gorgeous Renaissance cities of the north. From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano, comes a beautifully imagined Beatrice and Benedick.

Beatrice and Benedick

Beatrice and Benedick

A Romance of the Crimea

  • Author: Hawley Smart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 316
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Benedick and Beatrice vs. Claudio and Hero

Benedick and Beatrice vs. Claudio and Hero

  • Author: Marie Louis Freyberg,Carolin Klöver
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638483967
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 24
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Kassel, course: Shakespeare - Much Ado about Nothing, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The following paper deals with the comparison of the two relationships in William Shakespeares’ Much Ado about Nothing. The first section of the main part contains a short introduction of the author William Shakespeare himself. Furthermore the play itself is introduced with a short description of every important character, a summary of its content, and a brief paragraph about the origine of Much Ado about Nothing as a play. In the first and second section of the main part the four main characters Benedick, Beatrice, Claudio, and Hero are revisualised in detail before their respective relationship is described and analysed. The third section of the main part of this paper handles the comparison of the two partnerships. Here possible similarities and differences will be shown and discussed before a conclusion is drawn in the very last part of the paper. Short-term objective of this paper is to analyse similarities and differences of the two relationships between Benedick & Beatrice and Claudio & Hero. A long-term objective is to find out, which one of the two partnerships fits better into the standard of the Elizabethan age. At the very end of the paper a short perspective shall be given about our point of view concerning the question of which relationship probably lasts longer in the end.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

  • Author: Hilary Burningham
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237530457
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 71
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Aimed at pupils who are studying Much Ado About Nothing for the first time, this literature guide provides a straightforward explanation of the text that carefully leads students through the play to reach a better understanding and appreciation of it. York Notes, the ultimate best-selling literature guides, are a useful background for both quick-reference and insightful interpretations.

He Says/she Says Shakespeare

He Says/she Says Shakespeare

  • Author: Francesco Aristide Ancona,Mary Ives Thompson
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761839415
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 140
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He Says/She Says Shakespeare is a contemporary and groundbreaking approach to the timeless work of the great Bard. Six of Shakespeare's best known plays are critiqued from both the male and female perspectives_a 'he says/she says' scholarly bantering, or more aptly put, a vigorous yet good-natured 'sparring' (in true Elizabethan fashion) in continuance of the proverbial 'battle of the sexes.' As a result, these beloved texts are imbued with a new life, an energy designed to awaken young scholars to an interest in Shakespeare studies. Through the persuasive essays, students get to read first one approach then the other to formulate a richer understanding of the material, a better understanding of character motivation, and an epiphany about the nature of art: Opposing, complementary perspectives can be simultaneously correct without the narrowing mindset of a 'winner' and a 'loser.' Thus, the purpose is to create a lively forum for open debate in which students can readily participate, simply because of the familiarity they naturally possess with gender issues. This text is an excellent book to utilize as an introduction to Shakespeare studies on the college and honors high school levels. It is fun, exciting, and well-argued tongue-in-cheek commentary that blurs the distinction between sarcasm and blunt honesty. It is a perfect vehicle to stimulate classroom discussion and illustrate the fine arts of argumentation and debate.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0198117353
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The Love Story in Shakespearean Comedy

The Love Story in Shakespearean Comedy

  • Author: Anthony J. Lewis
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 9780813130262
  • Category: Drama
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In this fascinating study, Anthony J. Lewis argues that it is the hero himself, rejecting a woman he apprehends as a threat, who is love's own worst enemy. Drawing upon classical and Renaissance drama, iconography, and a wide range of traditional and feminist criticism, Lewis demonstrates that in Shakespeare the actions and reactions of hero and heroine are contingent upon social setting -- father-son relations, patriarchal restrictions on women, and cultural assumptions about gender-appropriate behavior. This compelling analysis shows how Shakespeare deepened the familiar love stores he inherited from New Comedy and Greek romance. Beginning with a penetrating analysis of the hero's contradictory response to sexual attraction, Lewis's discussion traces the heroine's reaction to abandonment and slander, and the lover's subsequent parallel descents into versions of bastardy and death. In arguing that comedy's happy ending is the product of the gender role reversals brought on by their evolving relationship itself, Lewis shows in meticulous detail how sexual stereotypes influence attitudes and restrict behavior. This perceptive discussion of male response to family and of female response to rejection will appeal to Shakespeare scholars and students, as well as to the theater community. Lewis's persuasive argument, that Shakespeare's heroes and heroines are, from the first, three-dimensional figures far removed from the stock types of Plautus, Terence, and his continental sources, will prove a valuable contribution to the ongoing feminist reappraisal of Shakespeare.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

  • Author: William Shakespeare,John Seely
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435193126
  • Category:
  • Page: 252
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Much Ado About Nothing is a brand new edition in our Heinemann Shakespeare series. Opening up Shakespeare to all KS3 and GCSE students this new edition includes: accessible notes and summaries to ensure students understand and are excited by Shakespeare unsurpassed preparation for the KS3 Tests - offering supported and varied scene by scene activities structured around Character, Language, Performance and Theme holistic activities focus both on the play as a whole and on comparisons within the play to sharpen student learning at both KS3 and GCSE

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

  • Author: Claire Crane,Juliet Walker
  • Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
  • ISBN: 9781843153832
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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This revision guide offers accessible content to help manage KS3 English revision. The content is broken into manageable sections and advice is given to help build confidence. Tips and techniques provide support throughout the revision process.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

  • Author: Lawrence Green
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 9780748786039
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 152
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This title provides just the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatricality, and of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text. It contains introductory essays focussing on topics related to social, cultural and historical context. Introductions to each scene pointing out a central feature and ensuring that students understand the plot. Extensive notes and well-placed illustrations provide clear explanations of words and phrases, and a general overview of the meaning for easy reference. Accompanying support packs provide clearly structured and easily manageable resource materials for Assessment Objective-driven coursework assignments.