Kenneth Branagh’s presentation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ was a brilliant one in which the Romantic Comedy begins with war and ends with marriage. It revolves around the relationships of two couples which propels drama, conflict and pathos that ensues in the process of their union. The deception is highlighted in the rendition ‘Sigh No More’ which was heard at the beginning and end of the movie. Also it was heard in Act 2.3. It gives a brief incite as to what the play is about, i.e. deception which explores themes of appearance verses reality. In the introduction, banqueting is seen where the characters appear to be having a picnic in the country where it is calm, quiet and peaceful. The letter introduces elements of suspense, mystery and conflict. This then causes Beatrice to ask “Has Signor Montanto returned from war...” A trait of women in comedies is that they are the huntresses of their men. Beatrice and Hero conform to tradition, which is using their femininity to ensnare the men they desire to trap into marriage. Beatrice’s wittiness attracts Benedick’s attention. Hero on the other hand outrageously flirts with Claudio at the masque. There is a reflection of Elizabethan ideals where Claudio and Hero’s interest is in marriage. They are a classic example of an Elizabethan couple as Hero is yielding and Beatrice is dominant which shows the modern woman striving for independence. Hero’s angelic look is enhanced by gently lighting, sound effects and a flowing white dress. Harsher lighting is on Beatrice and there is more distinct music to strengthen Beatrice’s character. The slow harmonious music emphasizes Hero’s innocence. The injustice of Hero is outlined by “You have killed a sweet lady.”, “Die to Live.” The impact of this may bring forth tears from the audience who would feel an overwhelming sense of grief and sadness. Don John’s clothing signifies no balance of good and evil within him while Don Pedro’s clothing depict a balance
Much Ado About Nothing
2013 brought us a new take on the Play “Much Ado about Nothing” by William Shakespeare. The new film was adapted, produced and directed by Joss Whedon who also created the Buffy the Vampire movie along with it’s series. “Much Ado” unlike the Kenneth Branagh Version is set in Modern Day along with a black and white indie film look to it. The film sticks to the language of William Shakespeare respectively and follows the plot to it as well. The play is pretty much a story….
Nicole Stanworth, A01683670, CCA 3330-SEC, Film Assignment, October 16 2017
Part 1: Review
Much Ado About Nothing is a classic Shakespeare love story that came to the big screen in 1993. Honestly, I wasn’t over joyed to watch this, but as I watched I actually really enjoyed it. It was surprised how well it was produced. After reading the script, I was surprised by how well the acting was, and how they were able to creates strong connections. I love watching films that make me forget they are acting….
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing became popular in the early 1600’s, a time when Elizabethan English was commonly spoken. In Elizabethan times the word nothing was instead recognized as noting. Shakespeare uses this pun in his script intending to signify the importance of observing and noting that takes place throughout the play. Many of the characters participate in the actions of observing or noting throughout Much Ado about Nothing in order to stimulate the action and to generate….
Much Ado about nothing Much
”Much ado about nothing much” is an article written by Peter Beech. It is about Shakespeare's plays and how the journalist thinks it doesn't fit in the modern world. He starts with telling about his own experiences with Shakespeare and that he has an MA in Shakespearean Studies. After this he tells why he thinks Shakespeare should be replaced by something else. He believes Shakespeare is out of date, his humor doesn't fit in the society today and he oppresses the women….
Much Ado About Nothing
The play Much Ado About Nothing created by William Shakespeare is humorous and entertaining. It is about two people who love eachother, when someone sabotages their relationship. In the end they get married and live a very happy life. Although this play is comedic, deception, god or bad, is present throughout it. Deception is found when Don John ruins Hero and Claudio’s wedding, it is also found when the other characters decieve Beatrice and Benvolio that they love….
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Much Ado about Nothing
The different ways in which men and women established and defended their honour in the Elizabethan period.
Danie Stander 24 August 2012
In Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing the concept of honour plays an important role. Claudio renounces Hero at their wedding because he is made to belief that she is not an honourable woman and thus not worthy of him. Honour….
To what extent is ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ a dramatic
representation of the comedy of deception?
The title of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ indicates that there is a lot of fuss over topics which have little importance in the play-for example if Claudio wasn’t rash and hot headed then Don johns ill deceived plan would not of worked at all. The use of deception throughout makes the plot so complex.
An evident example is when Don John who operates as a plot-device falsely slanders Hero for his own….
Much Ado About Nothing was written between 1598 and 1599, it was first published in a good quarto in 1600. It is a mature romantic comedy, and has enjoyed considerable success in the theatre. This would make Much Ado one of Shakespeare's later comedies. This is a specific comedy because the humour of Much Ado about Nothing does not depend upon funny situations. Though it has some similarities with earlier plays, the comedy of Much Ado derives from the characters themselves and the manners of the….
How do gossip, misinformation, and overhearing function in the play?
Gossip, misinformation, and overhearing play a major part in Much Ado About Nothing. “I can give you intelligence of an intended marriage” says Borachio after he overhears Claudio and Don Pedro. Gossip, misinformation, and overhearing shows up right in the beginning and almost destroys some of the relationships, but then it proves itself to be good and ends up saving the relationship in the end of the play.….
The movie “Much Ado About Nothing”, though similar to the original play by William Shakespeare, has subtle differences. Although the dialogue in the movie is the same as the original play, the settings and emotional intent are better represented in the film. So, the overall meaning of the story isn’t diminished but preserved and enhanced. In Summary, the movie is a good representation of the original play that William Shakespeare would be proud of.
The story written by William Shakespeare….