Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

  1. 1. Much ado about nothing Much ado about nothing He is in love. With who? Now that is your grace's part. With Hero, Leonato's short daughter. (Benedick)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Performance and publication </li></ul><ul><li>Influences </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Themes, Motifs and Symbolism </li></ul><ul><li>Filmography </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and publication </li></ul><ul><li>Influences </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Themes , Motifs and Symbolism </li></ul><ul><li>Filmography </li></ul>Links
  3. 3. <ul><li>William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>1598-99 written </li></ul><ul><li>1600 quarto edition </li></ul><ul><li>Several poetical and dramatic adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>1612-13 first performances in court </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular </li></ul>Performance and publication <ul><li>William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>1598-99 written </li></ul><ul><li>1600 quarto edition </li></ul><ul><li>Several poetical and dramatic adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>1612-13 first performances in court </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Romantic comedies </li></ul><ul><li>Bandello’s “Novelle” </li></ul><ul><li>Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso” </li></ul><ul><li>Chaucer’s “ Troilus and Criseyde ” </li></ul><ul><li>Castiglione’s “Il Cortegiano” </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance courtiers </li></ul>Influences <ul><li>Romantic comedies </li></ul><ul><li>Bandello’s “Novelle” </li></ul><ul><li>Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso” </li></ul><ul><li>Chaucer’s “ Troilus and Criseyde ” </li></ul><ul><li>Castiglione’s “Il Cortegiano” </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance courtiers </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Sicily Messina </li></ul><ul><li>Home and grounds of Leonato </li></ul><ul><li>Ruled by Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Italian heritage </li></ul>Setting <ul><li>Sicily Messina </li></ul><ul><li>Home and grounds of Leonato </li></ul><ul><li>Ruled by Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Italian heritage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plot <ul><li>Friends at Leonato’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio falls in love with Hero and after decide to be married </li></ul><ul><li>Benedick and Beatrice resume the war </li></ul><ul><li>Their friends decide to play a game : stop arguing between Benedick and Beatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Their tricks prove successful </li></ul><ul><li>Borachio makes love to Margaret </li></ul><ul><li>Friends at Leonato’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio falls in love with Hero and after decide to be married </li></ul><ul><li>Benedick and Beatrice resume the war </li></ul><ul><li>Their friends decide to play a game : stop arguing between Benedick and Beatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Their tricks prove successful </li></ul><ul><li>Borachio makes love to Margaret </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Claudio leaves Hero at the altar and she “died” </li></ul><ul><li>Benedick and Beatrice confess their love </li></ul><ul><li>The night watchman listen in his crime and Don John is arrested </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone learns the innocent of Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio marries “Hero’s cousin” </li></ul><ul><li>Double wedding </li></ul>Plot <ul><li>Claudio leaves Hero at the altar and she “died” </li></ul><ul><li>Benedick and Beatrice confess their love </li></ul><ul><li>The night watchman listen in his crime and Don John is arrested </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone learns the innocent of Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio marries “Hero’s cousin” </li></ul><ul><li>Double wedding </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Leonato’s niece </li></ul><ul><li>Hero’s cousin </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasant-spirited lady </li></ul><ul><li>Generous and loving </li></ul><ul><li>Content never to marry </li></ul>Beatrice <ul><li>Leonato’s niece </li></ul><ul><li>Hero’s cousin </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasant-spirited lady </li></ul><ul><li>Generous and loving </li></ul><ul><li>Content never to marry </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Aristocratic soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of Don Pedro and Claudio </li></ul><ul><li>Witty </li></ul><ul><li>He never falls in love </li></ul>Benedick <ul><li>Aristocratic soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of Don Pedro and Claudio </li></ul><ul><li>Witty </li></ul><ul><li>He never falls in love </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Young soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of Don Pedro and Benedick </li></ul><ul><li>Falls in love with Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Believe evil rumors </li></ul><ul><li>Take revenge </li></ul>Claudio <ul><li>Young soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of Don Pedro and Benedick </li></ul><ul><li>Falls in love with Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Believe evil rumors </li></ul><ul><li>Take revenge </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Daughter of Leonato </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Beatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Lovely, gentle </li></ul><ul><li>Falls in love with Claudio </li></ul><ul><li>John slanders her </li></ul>Hero <ul><li>Daughter of Leonato </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Beatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Lovely, gentle </li></ul><ul><li>Falls in love with Claudio </li></ul><ul><li>John slanders her </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Magical elements, potions and premonitory dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Infidelity of a wife </li></ul><ul><li>Honor </li></ul>Themes <ul><li>Magical elements, potions and premonitory dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Infidelity of a wife </li></ul><ul><li>Honor </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Homophones ( nothing and noting ) </li></ul><ul><li>Great confusion ( much ado ) </li></ul><ul><li>Insignificant (nothing) </li></ul><ul><li>Masquerade </li></ul>Motifs <ul><li>Homophones ( nothing and noting ) </li></ul><ul><li>Great confusion ( much ado ) </li></ul><ul><li>Insignificant (nothing) </li></ul><ul><li>Masquerade </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Wild animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Merry war” between Beatrice and Benedick </li></ul><ul><li>Hero’s false death </li></ul>Symbolism <ul><li>Wild animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Merry war” between Beatrice and Benedick </li></ul><ul><li>Hero’s false death </li></ul>
  15. 15. Filmography <ul><li>“ Much ado about nothing” USA 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Director: Kenneth Branagh </li></ul><ul><li>Cast: Kenneth Branagh </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Denzel Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Sean Leonard </li></ul><ul><li>Keanu Reeves </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Keaton </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ciancilla Eleonora Giuliani Monica Links http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/muchado/summary.html http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/muchado/themes.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_Ado_About_Nothing http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molto_rumore_per_nulla

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