Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing

85–91 Since Dogberry has given the lantern to Seacoal, he may have some difficulty trying to exit through the dark, 'Come neighbour' being a covert appeal for a helpful arm to guide him. When Seacoal moves into Dogberry's role, ...

Author: Alison Findlay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316812


Page: 184

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This Handbook provides an introductory guide to Much Ado About Nothing offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of film and TV adaptation, a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.

Much Ado about NothingMuch Ado about Nothing

DOGBERRY Nay , that were a punishment too good for them , if they should have any allegiance in them , being chosen ... the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch : therefore bear you the lantern : this is your charge ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521598222


Page: 288

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This 1998 edition of Much Ado About Nothing focuses wholly on the play in performance. John Cox investigates major issues and trends in the production of this popular work, analysing successive reinterpretations of the play in relation to their cultural and ideological contexts. Gender issues are central to the study, which highlights in striking ways the changing constructions of womanhood in performances from Shakespeare's time to the present. A commentary alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text recreates in lively detail interpretations of each passage in a variety of British, American, Canadian and other productions, including film and television versions. A full introduction also examines the problematic relation of dark and comic elements in a wide range of performances. An essential resource for students, teachers, actors and directors, this is an illuminating book for all theatregoers.

The Vizard MaskThe Vizard Mask

A shuffle from the alley below told her that Dogberry had come on night duty. They paused while he settled himself on ... He peered across the alley which was lit fitfully from below by Dogberry's lantern and above by a harvest moon.

Author: Diana Norman

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788635066


Page: 700

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‘Penitence Hurd and the Plague arrived in London on the same day. Penitence was eighteen and carried a beaded satchel. The Plague travelled by fur-lined carriage and was old as sin...’ Penitence, a Puritan from the Americas, arrives in London with nothing but a great many prejudices, a Bible, and the last known address of her aunt, Margaret. The address turns out to be a brothel in one of London’s least salubrious quarters: St Giles-in-the-Fields. At first the lawlessness and squalor confirm all her prejudices. Yet there’s humanity too, and Pen’s beliefs are shaken. When she meets Aphra Benn, the eccentric playwright and spy for the king, she is inspired to become an actress and fight, like Aphra, to live her life free of men’s control. But soon she is embroiled in the tarnished glitter of Charles II’s court, with its vicious rakes and sexual intrigue, where the idea of an independent woman is a contradiction in terms. It is a battle Pen and Aphra may never win... The Vizard Mask illuminates the turbulent years of Charles II’s reign in joyous detail. This is a boisterous story, richly peopled and told with a wicked turn of wit, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Kate Mosse. ’Diana Norman always strikes gold’ The Times

Much Ado about Nothing MAXNotes Literature Guides Much Ado about Nothing MAXNotes Literature Guides

New Characters : Act III , Scene 3 Dogberry : illiterate master constable , whose love of high - faluting words is only ... Master Constable Dogberry , bearing a lantern , and his elder compartner , Verges , arrive with the watch .

Author: Louva Irvine

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738673323


Page: 126

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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Much Ado About Nothing and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

The RSC Shakespeare The Complete WorksThe RSC Shakespeare The Complete Works

At 'bear you the lantern', Verges gave Seacole a lantern (P2) or a flashlight (P1 and P3). 15 20 DOGBERRY Are you good men and true? VERGES Yea, or else it were pity but they should suffer salvation, body and soul.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350320031


Page: 2532

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"The text of any Shakespeare play is a living negotiable entity: scholarship and theatre practice work together to keep the plays alive and vividly present." – Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director Developed in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, this Complete Works of William Shakespeare combines exemplary textual scholarship with beautiful design. Curated by expert editors Sir Jonathan Bate and Professor Eric Rasmussen, the text in this collection is based on the iconic 1623 First Folio: the first and original Complete Works lovingly assembled by Shakespeare's fellow actors, and the version of Shakespeare's text preferred by many actors and directors today. This stunning revised edition goes further to present Shakespeare's plays as they were originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed on stage. Along with new colour photographs from a vibrant range of RSC productions, a new Stage Notes feature documenting the staging choices in 100 RSC productions showcases the myriad ways in which Shakespeare's plays can be brought to life. Now featuring the entire range of Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, this edition is expanded to include both The Passionate Pilgrim and A Lover's Complaint. Along with Bate's excellent general introduction and short essays, this collection includes a range of aids to the reader such as on-page notes explaining unfamiliar terms and key facts boxes providing plot summaries and additional helpful context. A Complete Works for the 21st century, this versatile and highly collectable edition will inspire students, theatre practitioners and lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.

Much Ado About Nothing Thrift Study EditionMuch Ado About Nothing Thrift Study Edition

... overhear Borachio describe the details of the deception perpetrated upon Hero Summary The scene takes place at night, on the street, to the side of the door of Leonato's house. Master Constable Dogberry, bearing a lantern, ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486475790


Page: 178

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Two pairs of young lovers fall asleep in an ancient Athenian forest and wake to find themselves in the middle of a good deed gone wrong. A Midsummer Night's Dream conjures up a fairyland inhabited by well-intentioned sprites whose magic leads to farcical confusion. The mirthful tangle of mistaken identities and misplaced affections develops and resolves in the glorious poetry of England's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's fantastical comedy has enchanted audiences since its debut in the twilight years of the sixteenth century. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the drama's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide. Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the guide includes: • Scene-by-scene summaries • Explanations and discussions of the plot • Question-and-answer sections • Shakespeare biography • List of characters and more

Shakespeare s Prop RoomShakespeare s Prop Room

Along with the lantern, bills also signified the night watch. Dogberry's bills were, like many European weapons, a military adaptation of a farming tool, in this case a pruning hook attached to a pole five or six feet long.

Author: John Leland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663364


Page: 229

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This study provides the first comprehensive examination of every prop in Shakespeare's plays, whether mentioned in stage directions, indicated in dialogue or implied by the action. Building on the latest scholarship and offering a witty treatment of the subject, the authors delve into numerous historical documents, the business of theater in Renaissance England, and the plays themselves to explain what audiences might have seen at the Globe, the Rose, the Curtain, or the Blackfriars Playhouse, and why it matters. Students of the plays will be able to read beyond Shakespeare's words and visualize the drama as it might have appeared on the stage. Scholars will find a wealth of previously unmined material for reconstructing Renaissance theatrical practices. School drama groups, amateur theaters and directors and prop masters of professional troupes will find help in mounting their own productions as the Bard's audiences would have seen them.

Familiar Talks on Some of Shakspeare s ComediesFamiliar Talks on Some of Shakspeare s Comedies

Dogberry [ to the watch with their bills and a lantern ] . Are you good men , and true ? Verges . Yea , or else it were a pity but they should suffer salvation , body and soul . Dogberry . Nay , that were a punishment too good for them ...

Author: Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer




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