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Much Ado About Nothing
The play takes an ancient theme—that of a woman falsely accused of unfaithfulness—to brilliant comedic heights. Shakespeare sets up a contrast between the conventional Claudio and Hero, who have the usual expectations of each other, and Beatrice and Benedick , who are highly skeptical of romance and courtship and, seemingly, each other. This malicious fiction is soon dispelled, but Claudio seems not to have learned his lesson; he believes Don John a second time, and on a much more serious charge—that Hero is actually sleeping with other men, even on the night before her impending wedding to Claudio. Supported by Don Pedro, who also accepts the story based on seeming visual evidence , Claudio publicly rejects Hero at the wedding ceremony. She is so shamed that her family is obliged to report that she is dead. Former friends are near the point of mayhem until the revelations of the night watch prove the villainy of Don John and the innocence of Hero. Both have a reputation for being scornful and wary of marriage.
The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in to a successful middle-class glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England., Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in and , as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio , published in