much ado about nothing


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much ado about nothing

A lot of commotion or excitement over something insignificant. This really isn't a big deal—it's all much ado about nothing.
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much ado about nothing

Cliché a furor over something unimportant. (The name of a Shakespeare play.) All this arguing is much ado about nothing.
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much ado about nothing

A big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his gloves-much ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare's comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the early 1500s.
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much ado about nothing

JOURNALISM
If you describe a situation as much ado about nothing, you mean that people are making a lot of fuss about something which is not very important. French newspapers described the international row as `Much Ado About Nothing'. After one year, I dropped out of the course because it was much ado about nothing really. It was all about style, not about content. Note: `Much Ado About Nothing' is the title of a play by Shakespeare.
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Branagh's A Midwinter's Tale is perhaps the closest analogue of what we see in Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, even though it's an original idea rather than a Shakespeare adaptation.
8) In italicizing elements drawn from the idioms of literary romance and decontextualizing them through incongruous juxtapositions, Much Ado About Nothing veers away from the sort of assimilation for which Shakespeare is praised and exposes the rough edges of its own fictive world, or, rather, exposes itself as a world of rough edges, of dissidences that give voice to the margins of a discourse and undo, to recall Derrida's coinage, its "unicity.
Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare's sparkiest comedy, and Beatrice and Benedick such a strong starcrossed pairing that they tend to leave all other characters and plotlines in the shade.
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Max Webster, will be performed at Alnwick on April 16 and 17 (call 01665 510785).
Infidelity, deception and mistaken identity challenge Benedick and Beatrice, making Much Ado About Nothing a spectacle of comic and dramatic suspense.
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Liam Bergin will be joined by former Albert Square resident Jake Maskall (Danny Moon) and The Bill's Thusitha Jaysundera in a programme that includes Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing and a brand new family adaptation of Hercules.
People in North Wales can also enjoy some al fresco theatre with another Shakespeare comedy, this time Much Ado About Nothing.
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Julius Caesar with a football-theme and a toe-tapping Twelfth Night are just some of the theatrical treats in store for Welsh audiences as pupils take on the challenge of adapting some classic tales including the Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
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Monson also acted in several Broadway productions, the most successful of which was The Grapes of Wrath in 1990, and many regional productions, including Much Ado About Nothing at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre and God's Trombones at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.