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Much Ado About Nothing


Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe

Much Ado About Nothing - Viel Lärm um nichts.

Deutsche Prosafassung, Anmerkungen, Einleitung und Kommentar von Norbert Greiner.
Stauffenburg Verlag


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on-line editions

Quarto (1600), Folio (1623) [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Ado/index.html]

Folio (1623), University of Virginia [http://etext.virginia.edu/shakespeare/folio/]



Viel Lärm um Nichts. Deutsche Übersetzung Wolf Graf v. Baudissin [http://projekt.gutenberg.de/shakespr/laerm/laerm.htm] (May 2002)

Veel drukte om niets Dutch translation. by Jan Jonk. [http://www.janjonk.nl/] (March 2002)

Audio recording: Much Ado (Rex Harrison, Rachel Roberts) (last visit: 22/02/00)

Tanto rumore per nulla / Much ado about nothing. Italian Translation. (PDF-file) [http://infoservice.dnsq.org/sh-commedie.html]



Edmond Spenser: Fairie Queene, II,iv; in: The Complete Works [http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/] (last visit: 09/03/99)

Orlando Furioso,
Ludovico Arosto, trans. Sir John Harrington, 1591
Translation by William Stuart Rose, [http://www.bulfinch.org/furioso/furioso.html];
HTML-Version in Italian

not available:
Bandello, La Prima Parte de le Nouvelle del Bandello, Lucca, 1554
M. A. Anthony, Fedele and Fortunio, 1585


productions, performances

a) stage history

Current and forthcoming Shakespeare productions in the UK [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html] (April 2002)

The Traffic on Stage (Shakespeare Productions 1999 - 2002 in the UK) [http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/testjon3/] (April 2002)

Shakespeare at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (1906-1960) [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/exhibition/Birmingham/home.html] (April 2002)

b) actors, pictures of performances

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs by Lesley Ellen Jorbin. Free searchable database for pictures of performances: photographs from the plays of Shakespeare on stage, screen, TV, opera and ballet. [http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/]

Audio recording: Much Ado (Rex Harrison, Rachel Roberts) (last visit: 22/02/00)

c) reviews of productions

Kavanaugh, Rachel. London Open Air 2000. reviews

Broadway, 1999, 1984, 1972

Boyd, Michael. RSC Barbican 1998 reviews.


film versions

Internet Movie Database [http://www.imdb.com/Name?Shakespeare,+William]
Shakespeare on Television: a bibliography of criticism [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/06-1/diazbibl.htm]

Much Ado About Nothing (UK, USA 1993) dir. Kenneth Branagh [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0107616]
Much Ado About Nothing (Canada, 1987) (TV) dir. Peter Moss [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0186375]
Much Ado About Nothing (UK, 1984) (BBC , TV) dir. Stuart Burge [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0087752]
Lyubovyu za lyubov (USSR 1983) dir. Tatyana Berezantseva [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0253223]
Much Ado About Nothing (UK, USA 1978) (TV) dir. Donald McWhinnie [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0077956]
Viel Lärmen um Nichts (Austria, 1975) (TV) dir. Otto Schenk [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0191635]
Much Ado About Nothing (USA, 1974) (TV) dir. A.J. Antoon Joseph Papp production [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0071870]
Much Ado About Nothing (UK, 1967) (TV) dir. Alan Cooke, Franco Zeffirelli [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0062000]
Viel Lärm um nichts (East Germany, 1963) dir. Martin Hellberg [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0057658]
Viel Lärm um nichts (1958) dir. Ludwig Berger [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0190119]
Mnogo shuma iz nichego (USSR 1956) dir. L. Zamkovoy [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0049512]
Much Ado About Nothing (UK, 1937) (TV) dir. George More O'Ferrall [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0029270]
Saty delaji cloveka (Czech. Silent, 1912) dir. Max Urban [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0002474]


adaptations in literature

Adaptations of Shakespeare ed. Daniel Fischlin and Mark Fortier. [http://brig.thomson.com:9966/routledge/shakespeare/adaptations.html]

Titles from Much Ado [http://www.barbarapaul.com/shake/muchado.html]

Davenant, William. The Law Against Lovers. (play) 1673. (also Measure for Measure)
North American première at Harlem: [http://www.indiaabroadonline.com/PublicAccess/ia-05192000/Community%20Affairs/TheLaw.html]

Kean, Charles. Much Ado About Nothing. (play) 1858.

Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare: Much Ado [http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/lambtales/LTMCHADO.HTM]
Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales, ill. by Arthur Rackham [] (May 2002)
Lamb, Tales, ill. by Gertrude Hammond (1878) [http://www.bartleby.com/1012/]

Miller, James. The Universal Passion. (play) 1737. song: Handel, George. HWV 22811: I like the am'rous youth that's free

Nesbit, Edith. Beautiful Tales from Shakespeare http://www.worldwideschool.com/library/books/lit/Shakespeare/BeautifulStoriesfromShakespeare/toc.html

adaptations in popular novels and romances: Heyer, Georgette. Friday's Child; Marshall, Paula. Dear Lady Disdain; Martin, Michelle. The Hampshire Hoyden, commented by Osborne, Laurie, Romancing the Bard: [http://www.colby.edu/personal/l/leosborn/POPSHAK/]


adaptations in music

1862 Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Beatrice et Benedict. opera comique; first performance: Baden-Baden, 9.8.1862

Berlioz, Hector. Béatrice et Bénédict ; libretto in French [http://www.hberlioz.com/Libretti/BetB.htm] (July 2010)

The Berlioz Website [http://www.hberlioz.com/]

1895 Carl Arpad Doppler (1857-1927): Viel Lärm um Nichts. Nach Shakespeare's Lustpiel frei bearbeitet von A. Harlacher; first performance: Leipzig, 14.3.1895

1899 Paul Charles Marie Puget (actually: Curet, 1848-1917). Beaucoup de bruit pour rien. Oper. Libretto: Edouard Blau; first performance: Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique, Paris, 24. 3. 1899

1901 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Much Ado about Nothing, or The Marriage of Hero. grand opera in 4 acts. Libretto: Julian Sturgis; first performance: Covent Garden, London 30.5.1901, cond. L. Mancinelli; also Lyceum Theatre, RCM opera class, 20.11.1901 cond. Stanford. / deutsche UrauffuNhrung in Leipzig, 25.4. 1902

Stanford, Charles Villiers. Much Ado About Nothing. (1900) [http://www.boosey.com/pages/opera/moreDetails.asp?musicID=7570]

1912 Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Suite zu "Viel Lärm um Nichts", op. 11. Incidental music; first performance:Wien, 6.5.1920

1956 Hermann Henrich (1891-1981): Viel Lärm um Nichts. Oper; first performance: Frankfurt/Oder, 1956

1993 Patrick Doyle (*1953) Much Ado about Nothing. film score, 1993

1997 Bernard J. Taylor (*1944) Much Ado. Musical. first performance: Stratford-on-Avon, 1997
Taylor, Bernard J. Much Ado (musical based on the Branagh film version) [http://www.bernardjtaylor.com/Muchado/Madosongs.html] (July 210)

Sigh no more
, Act II scene iii.:
William Arms Fisher (1861-1948) op 5 no. 5, 1897;
Roger Quilter (1877-1953), op. 30 no. 4.
Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), Five Shakespeare Songs no. 3;
Peter Warlock (Philip Arnold Heseltine) (1894-1930); [http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/s/shakespeare/sigh.no.more.html]

Handel, George. HWV 22811: I like the am'rous youth that's free


paintings, illustrations

Shakespeare illustrated


Chidester, Stephanie
Much Ado About "Noting" (Insights, 1995) [http://dsc.dixie.edu/shakespeare/muchess.htm] (May 2002)

Gough, Melinda J.
"Her filthy feature open showne" in Ariosto, Spenser, and Much Ado about Nothing (SEL)

Lucking, David.
"Bringing Deformed Forth: Engendering Meaning in Much Ado About Nothing." Renaissance Forum 2.1. (Spring 1997) [http://www.hull.ac.uk/Hull/EL_Web/renforum/v2no1/lucking.htm]

Monahin, Nona
The Dances in Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet [http://www.hampshireshakespeare.org/notes/dance.html] (May 2002)

Moulton: From The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, ed. Charles Wells Moulton, 8 vols. (London: Moulton Publishing, 1901), 1: 495-96. [http://geocities.com/litpageplus/shakmoul-muchado.html]

Myhill, Nova.
Spectatorship in/of Much Ado about Nothing (SEL, vol 39)


in the classroom

see also on this site: Education - Shakespeare in the classroom

Much Ado [http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3712.html] (May 2002)

Cummings, Michael. The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top] (Jan. 2002) Much Ado About Nothing [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#topMuchado.html]

Marx, Steven. Triangulating Shakespeare: teaching and lecture notes, course outlines, articles, links, suggestions, film reviews

Massi, JM.
study questions. [http://www.jetlink.net/~massij/wssq/muchado.html] (25/04/01)

Shakespeare for teachers and students [http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/shakes.htm] with lesson plans (Jan. 2002)


deutsche Webseiten

Gröchel, André. Das kleine Shakespeare-Brevier:
Viel Lärm um nichts Inhalt, Wurzeln, Quellen. Falls dieser Link nicht klappt: [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.deslit.de/shakespeare/laerm.htm]


just for fun

If she fights when her clothes you are mussing...
What are clothes? "Much Ado About Nussing!"

("BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE" from Kiss me, Kate, music: Cole Porter; lyrics: Sam and Bella Spewack)


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