The music from the beginning always seems to be on in the background, sensory supplementing the themes of the play, mystery. In episode 1 it seems to becoming brighter emphasising the unity of time in the play. We are also introduced to Teiresias who enters from stage left towards the Kingdom, the chorus stand around the main centre in a semi-circle whilst Teiresias enters and takes a standstill in the
How is a play from the 16th century still popular? Much Ado About Nothing was written in 1598-1599 and it is actively read by people from all over the world today. Most of Shakespeare’s plays, including Much Ado About Nothing are found in libraries and bookstores. This play focuses on two romantic couples that are bounded and unbounded by deception and eavesdropping. Much Ado About Nothing is a wonderful read and is considered one of Shakespeare’s best works.
In the twenty-first century, stories of love being damaged by deception have become cliché. Tales in the current period of writing often display relationships being torn apart by lies and trickery, only to be repaired when the evil deeds are uncovered. However, this common theme appears in literature as far back as the Elizabethan Era. It is not surprising that William Shakespeare’s ideas would be recycled and modernized; he is the second most quoted source in the English language, only preceded by the bible (“William Shakespeare Timeline”). In one of his most famous plays, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare conveys his idea that a person must be wary of others attempting to manipulate his life through the use of duplicity. Although
The movie begins with the interrupted marriage of William Turner and Elizabeth Swann. The music’s first role in this movie is to reflect emotion. In the opening scene, Elizabeth is kneeling at the altar where her wedding should have taken place. Rain is falling all around her and she is alone. Violins are playing a sad, slow melody. The viewer realizes that something awful has happened. Deeper strings start to play a fast marching beat and a male choir begins to sing. This signifies that
Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing is remarkably different in tone from the other plays discussed. Unlike the other two comedies, Taming of the Shrew and Merchant of Venice, there are far fewer comedic aspects that do not translate well to modern audiences. The film has much less violence in it than the others and even its chief villain is more like a cartoon villain than an outright evil manipulator.
Shakespeare is so old-school. That is what most people think, but many do not know how some versions of Shakespeare's work can become more relevant to the audience. Each version may have their own unique way to show it can be relevant. That is great because some people may be more interested in only one version. Some people find comedy more amusing than others, while some would rather just see the original with the time period it should take place in.
Shakespeare's is one of the most read writers ever and his writing was so successful that not just one group of people liked it. He did this by relating to his audience using universal truths. . Human emotions are not something that change over time and they are also known as universal truths; love, hate, revenge, and envy are all examples of universal truths. This play was so successful that many other movies have copied the plot but changed the scenery. Over the past 400 years since this play was written the world has changed drastically, but the emotions and feelings in this play have withstood the test of time. This is why the movies, Romeo and Juliet (1996) and West Side Story (1961) were so
The actors and directors had the same purpose for the production, which was to show the importance of timing. Every time the bell rang it represented a different way the conversation between the man and woman could go, eventually ending with the perfect scenario. The bell going off represents time passing by, the sound symbolizes the different answers that the characters say to each another. In order to capture the timing properly it requires precise directing. The way the director chose to do this in the film was different than the way the director of the play did. The filmed version was more of a separate feel, until the end when they finally came together. In the play the whole thing felt connected, the actors were more interactive. I prefer
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most well know play writes in history. It is
William Shakespeare was a well known British writer who was known for the many plays and sonnets he wrote. This 16th century writer wrote a play called Much Ado About Nothing in the year 1598 (Alchin). This play consists of many characters meddling into each others lives, causing chaos, lots of drama, and even romance making for some very comedic entertainment. The title gives away a lot about the plot that it really is a lot about nothing. Shakespeare is regarded as a very influential writer in British literature and has been an inspiration for literature beyond his time. This play has been recreated for the cinema in many versions of film. One version of film in particular is by the director Kenneth Branagh in 1993 (IMDb). Both the Much
"Shakespeare - The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God (Laurence Olivier)." Perhaps making the comparison between Shakespeare and a deity is a little far-fetched, but knowing Laurence Olivier is from the 1800s, we can assume that he means was an exquisite artist1. Shakespeare’s work continues to be relevant in today’s literature education. Despite his admirable art, modern directors choose to parody his plays in ridiculous “adaptations”. His play Much Ado About Nothing proves to be an ideal exemplar of being subjected to such parody. With it’s easy to follow film techniques, giving us a view into a foreign culture, and the plot making sense with the time period, Much Ado About Nothing proves that classic Shakespeare is better than
Shakespeare’s production of Much Ado About Nothing can be compared within two different time period performances. There are multiple aspects to these productions that are different rather like alike. For example, both productions show the same story through aspects of the men looking for a woman. Also, the women smoked while they were interacting within the characters in both productions. However, both of these products have more differences. The language of the actors is evidently seen through the use of “the” and proper sentence structures between the characters in Act 1 and Act 5 by A.J. Antoon. Whereas in the 2011 remake, the was more semi-structured through using everyday language. Also, the costumes were different. In Antoons version,
Shakespeare has written three different ‘types of genre’ in his plays. One of these is his Tragedies like ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Another genre he writes within is Comedy, an example of which is ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.
William Shakespeare is considered the greatest playwright, not only of his own time, but of the entire history of English literature. His most famous play is The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Within the play, there are many references to the Medieval church that go along with the main themes of the play. These emerge as the ideas of marriage, beliefs about the afterlife, and rituals for the deceased.