Much ADO about Nothing

Much ADO about Nothing

A Film by Joss Whedon

By Joss Whedon; William Shakespeare

Titan Books (UK), Paperback, 9781781169353, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Joss Whedon's new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy has already been acclaimed as "a masterpiece."
This official book features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set. Also included is an extended interview with the director, discussing his approach to the play, and the production of the film, shot in just 12 days at Whedon's own house.

About the Author

Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the Bard of Avon. Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare s most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain s Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare s works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright s, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

Praise For Much ADO about Nothing

" The interview with Whedon, as well as the behind the scenes photography, really bring value to the purchase price." - Geek Girl Project

"I love screenplay books, and this one is more than just a script. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves owning scripts, fans of Joss Whedon and anyone else who just wants to learn more about this very interesting Much Ado About Nothing." - Renegade Cinema