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Playwright

William Shakespeare

Performance Dates

June 14, 1916

Synopsis

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623.

By means of "noting" (which, in Shakespeare's day, sounded similar to "nothing" as in the play's title, and which means gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

Much Ado About Nothing. (2017, August 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:41, August 31, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Much_Ado_About_Nothing&oldid=794025889

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

Much Ado About Nothing

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