Monday, August 03, 2009

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Challenge #2)

by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing was funny, witty, silly, and very entertaining. There were several sub-plots which weaved into the main plot, ranging from mischievous to funny to scheming.There were a lot of puns and double meanings scattered throughout the play, which were really fun to read. I thought that most of the characters were pretty stupid and hypocritical and arrogant, but I guess that's the point of the whole play: making a whole fuss about nothing. The annoying characters added to the whole feel, and it was clear that Shakespeare really tried to emphasize their personalities through their words.

The thing I liked about Much Ado About Nothing was that it was sweet and short; unlike Romeo and Juliet, nothing dragged and I finished it quickly. I think that making it longer would have just made it too unbearable -- the plot was silly enough as it is. Overall, a quick, fun play that I absolutely enjoyed.

P.S.-- I'm going with As You Like It for my last play. Thank you for all your suggestions... I'll be reading a lot of those plays in English for the next couple of years, and I definitely will be checking out the other plays I won't be reading as part of school.

My post on the Shakespeare Challenge
Shakespeare Challenge specifics
My review of Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Challenge #1)


GardenofEdee said...

I'm glad you liked Much Ado About Nothing! It's my favorite Shakespeare play!

I hope you also enjoy As You Like It. I haven't read it but I've seen it on stage!

I'm also apart of the Shakespeare challenge but I haven't read anything yet... uh oh. Better get on that.

Q said...

I love As You Like It! I need to read Much Ado...

Kiki said...

i've never heard of that shakespeare play, but i can't wait to read it!

cuileann said...

Maybe I will read Much Ado for my third one...