Much Ado About Nothing / Shakespeare
This edition is referred to as the most student-friendly Shakespeare on the market. It includes comprehensive explanatory notes placed on pages facing the text of the play; vivid introductions; and clear, modernized spelling and punctuation; enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English. 240 pgs, pb.
Set in the quiet town of Messina, Italy, the respected nobleman Leonato is preparing for the return of his friends from war. Upon their arrival, Claudio quickly falls in love with Leonato's daughter Hero, and Benedict and Beatrice (Leonato's niece) secretly fall in love under a mutual pretense of dislike for one another. When the trouble-causing Don John creates mischief for these young couples, will they fall victim to his efforts or will love sustain them?