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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Much Ado about Nothing

Reading Much Ado About Nothing in my Shakespeare class is nothing short of a treat. I absolutely love this particular play, and I'm unreasonably excited about watching Kenneth Branagh's film version. It's one of my all-time favorite movies; the copy I have is well-worn, if it's possible for a DVD to get worn out.

Interesting factoid: Throughout the play, references are made to noting things -noting people (i.e. Claudio's first encounter with Hero), musical notes, etc. During Shakespeare's time, the name of the play would have been pronounced more like Much Ado About Noting, so the name and theme are more particularly apt.

It's a great play, and a very fun read. If you've never checked it out, do.

In other news, I am about to begin reading a book called Bone Dance. Jonah just finished it up and has been raving about it throughout his experience with it, so I'm really excited about starting it. After my mid-term today, I feel a date with a cup of coffee and this book coming on. The subtitle of this book, by the way, is "A Fantasy for Technophiles." I think that makes it sound even cooler to read, and I have been assured that it is in fact fantastic.

Here's hoping! What's everyone else reading?


  1. I love "Much Ado...",
    My single favourite is "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
    I'm a sucker for the Bard's comedies.

    At the moment I am barely reading anything as I am too busy.


    Publish or Perish

  2. In Elizabethan times, "Noting" meant "eavesdropping". :)