Cambridge School Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing 3rd edition
Edited by: Rex Gibson, Vicki Wienand, Richard Andrews, Anthony Partington, Richard Spencer, Michael Clamp and Mary Berry
An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.
Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features.
Includes rich and exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado About Nothing' from around the world.
- A running synopsis of action is included for every page of script
- 'Stagecraft' boxes give information on stage designs, directors' approaches and actors views on past performances and offer opportunities for students to explore and contribute their own ideas on staging
- 'Write about it' boxes give information about writing about Shakespeare and suggest activities to help students with their own writing in response to the play. Students will be helped to translate discussion into high quality writing; look at 'points of dispute'; structure various forms of writing; write responsively and sensitively; provide evidence support their arguments
- Extended glossaries aligned with the play script for ease of reference provide clear explanation of key terms
- Each act is followed by 'Looking back' sections with further notes, illustrations and activities
- Comprehensive and extended endnotes with illustrations and activities are linked to the boxed features and give further information and opportunities for exploration of stagecraft, language, characters and themes
- New 'Writing about' sections focus on writing about Shakespeare in general and on the play in particular
- A rich selection of exciting colour photos with information on performances appear throughout.