Much Ado About Nothing In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version) by BookCapsThere really is something about this play about nothing--its funny! Really funny! Its one of Shakespeares greatest comedies, in fact. But wait...why arent you laughing? Lets face it..if you dont understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone.
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Much Ado About Nothing
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 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. In Messina , a messenger brings news that Don Pedro, a prince from Aragon , will return that night from a successful battle, Claudio being among his soldiers.
Enter LEONATO, Governor of Messina;HERO, his daughter; and BEATRICE his niece, with a MESSENGER. Don Pedro of Aragon and his army are coming to Messina tonight. This letter also says that Don Pedro has given honors to a young man from Florence named Claudio.
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Themes Motifs Symbols Key Facts. Act 1 Scene 1. I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this. He is very near by this. He was not three leagues off when. He must be very near by now.
Beatrice and Benedick are always squabbling. And though they swear that they hate each other, their friends feel convinced that Beatrice and Benedick are in love. Can Don Pedro and his friends plot to bring the duo together? In Much Ado About Nothing , Shakespeare showcases some of his finest verbal wit, and balances intrigue and strife with humor and unification. Sign In Sign Up. A line-by-line translation. Table of Contents.
All rights reserved. Act 1, Scene 1. Leonato is chatting with a messenger about a recent battle. Don Pedro, the Prince of Arragon and Leonato's friend , has been on the war front and is on his way home. Leonato chats with his brother, Antonio, who is bursting with gossip. Antonio reports that one of his men overheard Prince Don Pedro and Claudio talking in the orchard.