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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on Much Ado About Nothing






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Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American romantic comedy written, , and directed by Joss Whedon. It is on William Shakespeare's play of the same . It was filmed in black and white at Whedon's home in California over a of 12 days. The cast and were informed to keep the a secret until production was finished. Whedon explained his interest in the project, saying: "I fixated on this notion that our ideas of romantic love are created for us by the society us.…It’s a very cynical, romantic text about love, and how we behave, and how we’re expected to behave. It’s a party, but there’s something there as well."

Much Ado About Nothing has generally positive reviews from critics, earning a 79% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. John DeFore of 'The Hollywood Reporter' said: "More than most , this is a film true to Shakespeare's practice of employing all at hand to the crowd entertained". A.O. Scott of the 'New York Times' said the film was, "perhaps the liveliest and most delightful movie I have seen so this year" and that it, "draws out the essential nature of Shakespeare’s comedy". He added: "Whedon’s film crackles with a busy, slightly wayward that recalls the classic romantic sparring of the studio ."



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