Oxford Literature Companions: Much Ado About Nothing
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Oxford Literature Companions: Much Ado About Nothing

By Annie Fox, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which
provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of William Shakespeare
    • Historical and cultural context
      • The historical period
      • Sources
      • Patriarchy and marriage in Elizabethan times
      • Similarities to other Shakespeare plays
      • Social class
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Benedick
      • Beatrice
      • Don Pedro
      • Leonato
      • Claudio
      • Hero
      • Don John
      • Dogberry
    • Minor characters
      • Borachio
      • Conrad
      • Margaret
      • Ursula
      • Antonio
      • Friar Francis
      • Balthasar
      • Verges
      • The Watch
      • The Sexton
      • Character map
  • Language
    • Verse and prose
    • Imagery
    • Other language techniques
  • Themes
    • Love
    • The battle of the sexes
    • Friendship
    • Honour, pride and jealousy
    • Appearance, reality and deception
  • Performance
    • The Elizabethan theatre
    • Dramatic devices
      • Soliloquy
      • Dialogue
      • Stage directions
      • Physical comedy
      • Staging
      • The play in performance
  • Skills and Practice
    • Skills for the assessment
    • Preparing for your assessment
    • Understanding the question
    • Planning your answer
    • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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