Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 by William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing

Written between 1598 and 1600

by William Shakespeare

The Characters:

Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon

Don John, his bastard brother

Claudio, a young lord of Florence

Benedick, a young lord of Padua

Leonato, governor of Messina

Antonio, his brother

Borachio, follower of Don John

Friar Francis

Hero, daughter to Leonato

Beatrice, niece to Leonato

Margaret and Ursula, gentlewoman attending on Hero

Dogberry, a constable

Shakespeare, master of tragedy, well-known for his excellent writing, plots and by the way he focuses different themes, is also the author of the world wide known tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet".

Nevertheless, he also wrote poems, roman themes, tragedies with happy endings, dramas and comedies. "Much Ado About Nothing" is classified as a comedy and also as a drama for some.

It covers a wide range of human experiences: fidelity, deception, love (through outer and inner beauty), hate, envy, blind trust and hanger.

The main story is set around two different couples: Claudio-Hero and Benedick-Beatrice.

The first couple fall in love when they meet each other, and by not knowing anything about each other, they will have to face a big test to their love that has to survive no matter what comes against it. The second couple brings up the fresh air of a funny relationship, filled with so much "disdain" that it can only mean one thing: love. But none of them wants to admit it and they will have to grow up on their beliefs to find the full happiness.

The plot is set in Messina, Italy, and it starts with the returning of Don Pedro, Don John, Borrachio, Benedick and Claudio from war, where they all have been brave soldiers. Heading to Leonato's house, some will suffer there the hardest test to their wisdom, trust...