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Title: The Pre-history of Beatrice and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing"
Authors: Daalder, Joost
Keywords: Renaissance poetry
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Daalder, Joost 2004. The Pre-history of Beatrice and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing". 'English Studies', vol.85, no.6, 520-527.
Abstract: In "Much Ado About Nothing", Shakespeare implies in a fascinating way that before the main action of the play there was what Daalder calls a 'pre-history', namely a story of an earlier involvement between Benedick and Beatrice. It is this `pre-history' which is examined and clarified here. The implied scenario logically fits in with – and is fundamental in presenting – Shakespeare's view of gender issues in "Much Ado".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/324
ISSN: 0013-838X
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