Beatrice and Benedick

Beatrice and Benedick Hidden In The Language Of Shakespeare S Best Loved Comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Are Several Clues To An Intriguing Tale It Seems That The Witty Lovers Beatrice And Benedick Had A Previous Youthful Love Affair Which Ended Bitterly But How Did They Meet, Why Did They Part, And What Brought Them Together Again Messina, Sicily, 1588 Beatrice Of Mantua Comes To The Court Of Her Uncle Leonato, To Be Companion To His Daughter, Hero That Fateful Summer, Spanish Lordling Don Pedro Visits For A Month Long Sojourn On The Island With His Regiment In His Company Is The Young Soldier Benedick Of Padua.Benedick And Beatrice Begin To Wage Their Merry War Of Wit, Which Masks The Reality That They Dance A Serious Measure, And The Two Are Soon Deeply In Love But The Pair Are Cruelly Parted By Natural Disaster And Man Made Misunderstanding Oceans Apart, Divided By War And Slander, Beatrice And Benedick Begin Their Ten Year Odyssey Back To Messina And Each Other.In A Journey That Takes Us From Sunlit Sicily To The Crippled Armada Fleet And From Ancient Superstition To The Glorious Renaissance Cities Of The North, Marina Fiorato Tells A Story Of Intrigue, Treachery And Betrayal That Will Shed A New Light On Shakespeare S Most Appealing Lovers. I found this a bit of a slog to get through I love Benedick and Beatrice from Much Ado , but the protagonists of this book are much younger and much less witty It also suffers from modern woman syndrome, the heroine is very 21st century And the love scenes are terrible Somewh
Setting 16th Century ItalyOne fateful summer, Beatrice of Mantua, along with her cousin Hero meet a soldier Benedick of Padua.Beatrice and Benedick, play biting and bitter games of wits and words, though they aren t prepared to fall in love.Tragically though they are separated as Benedick goes off to War and Beatrice s family because of obligations send her to Verona and to an unwanted betrothal At here in the part of the story, she becomes involved with Romeo and Juliet Many years later Bea Setting 16th Century ItalyOne fateful summer, Beatrice of Mantua, along with her cousin Hero meet a soldier Benedick of Padua.Beatrice and Benedick, play biting and bitter games of wits and words, though they aren t prepared to fall in love.Tragically though they are separated as Benedick goes off to War and Beatrice s family because of obligations send her to Verona and to an unwanted betrothal At here in the part of the story, she becomes involved with Romeo and Juliet Many years later Beatrice and Benedick are reunited and of course the story continues then as Much to do about Nothing It takes these two on a new journey and allows them to find their own way to true love.I had no idea that this was a take on a Shakespeare play titled Much to do about Nothing I decided not to google info on it and just take it as it is.The author did a good job of creating a what if A prequel if you will, to their story.Beatrice and Benedick s story is filled with witty repartee, dar
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me These words are spoken by Beatrice near the beginning of Shakespeare s Much Ado About Nothing, when she is reunited with Benedick, a man whom it is hinted she had been romantically involved with in the past Shakespeare never gives us any details of Beatrice and Benedick s history together and in this new novel, Marina Fiorato imagines how they may have met, what could have led to their separation and what brought them toget I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me These words are spoken by Beatrice near the beginning of Shakespeare s Much Ado About Nothing, when she is r
Meh It s perfectly ADEQUATE, but not something that will particularly stick with me I think Fiorato tries to cram way too much into this novel it s not just a backstory for Much Ado, it also encompasses the plots of Othello and Romeo and Juliet with an alternative Shakespearean authorship theory thrown in for good measure Oh, and the Spanish Armada There are so many balls in the air I think the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick suffers, and the depth of history that I was hoping to Meh It s perfectly ADEQUATE, but not something that will particularly stick with me I think Fiorato tries to cram way too much into this novel it s not just a backstory for Much Ado, it also encompa
A historical romp that is not only well written but delightfully clever in the way it weaves Shakespearean characters into the fabric of 16th century history Fiorato has come up with a plausible way to place the beloved tale of the battling lovers into a rich historical context, and has created two appealing characters at the same time The story alternates between Beatrice s and Benedick s points of view in a well constructed way, and the narrative hints at the complexities of Spanish and Ital A historical romp that is not only well written but delightfully clever in the way it weaves Shakespearean characters into the fabric of 16th century history Fiorato has come up with a plausible way to place the beloved tale of the battling lovers into a rich historical context, and has created two appealing
Copy courtesy of Hodder Stoughton Hidden in the language of Shakespeare s best loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, are several clues to an intriguing tale It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous youthful love affair which ended bitterly But how did they meet, why did they part, and what brought them together again I have no idea where to begin with this review, and each segment rendered such a difference of opinion that it s difficult to really justify any k Copy courtesy of Hodder Stoughton Hidden in the language of Shakespeare s best loved comedy Much
This is an incredibly clever novel charting the entire relationship of Beatrice and Benedick, from Much ado, from there first meeting till their marriage at the end if much ado.There were lots of references to other Shakespeare plays and there is a Shakespeare character that is based on a real person, that some people from Sicily believe to be the real Shakespeare I found all of the back stories interesting and loved learning about the background of Spanish occupation At the end if the novel This is an incredibly clever novel charting the entire relationship of Beatrice and Benedick, from Much ado, from there first meeting till their marriage at the end if much ado.There were lots of references to other Shakespeare plays and there is a Shakespeare character that is based on a real person, that some people from Sicily believe to be the real Shake
I wanted to like it, i really did.I liked the start of it, Bendik and Beatrice seemed like interesting characters.But it all was a yawn, i skimmed the last pages just to be done with it.. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book is well written It s just so awful in terms of being based on Much Ado About Nothing The two lead characters, who in their original Shakespeare play are clever, interesting, and likable, here are turned into idiots to make the plot work As a stand alone historical novel about the Spanish invasion of England, and racism against people of African descent in Sicily, it would do very well Backstory is great, it s what I was looking for when I picked up the book But I just couldn t b This book is well written It s just so awful in terms of being based on Much
I loved the idea of this book and the start was great I thought the way the author wrote was very in keeping with what I would hope for from an endeavour like this It was probably my own fault in choosing it I loved the love story of Much Ado, but of course this cannot have the same

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  • Hardcover
  • 438 pages
  • Beatrice and Benedick
  • Marina Fiorato
  • English
  • 18 August 2018
  • 1848548001