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Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Attracted to each other, the maddeningly skeptical Beatrice and Benedick are dead-locked in a lively war of words until their friends hatch a plot to unite them. The mutually devoted Hero and Claudio, on the other hand, all too quickly fall victim to a malicious plot to part them. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his confederates, the lovers are ultimately united.
First presented in 1598, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's last comedies. Its darker undercurrents foreshadow the playwright's growing concern with the frailties of human character that would dominate his late tragedies. But in its clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit, jovial conversations, and charming songs, this merry comedy is among Shakespeare's most artistic creations.
I'm an 8th grade student and most books we get assigned to read in school are very boring and confusing classics but this book was enjoyable and funny, our assignment was to... Read morePublished on March 19 2006
Much Ado About Nothing, a play written by William Shakespeare, is about two couples, who through a series of trials and schemes, fall in love with each other. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by Nicole
This story starts out as four people who don't really know how or that there fate lies with each other. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2003 by Kristan K.
Much Ado About Nothing
This is a great story about two couples that like each other and will eventually marry each other, and the couple of Benedick and Beatrice tend to go... Read more
Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare, was a well written play. It was, for the most part, very understandable. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by Heather Lowman
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a romantic comedy about two kinds of love. Realistic love and romantic love are both illustrated by two different couples. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by m newkirk
I have really enjoyed this book because it had characters that I found funny and yet still kind of serious. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by "grtphillips"
The story is set in Messina, Italy, where we meet: Benedick, a brash, conceited young lord of Padua; Beatrice, the arrogant, witty, niece of the Governor of Messina; Claudio, a... Read morePublished on March 19 2003
I started a Shakespeare Group at my school and after the first meeting 15 people came up to me begging me to let Much Ado About Nothing be our first show. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2000