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Leonato continues to pretend to Claudio that Hero is dead. The following are puns on notes as messages: Meanwhile, Hero and her maid Ursula ensure Beatrice overhears them discuss Benedick's undying love for her. In contrast, Balthasar's song " Sigh No More " tells women to accept men's infidelity and continue to live joyfully.

Benedick then does the same. He assists Don John in ruining Claudio's and Hero's wedding by making Hero appear unfaithful and initially succeeds, but is caught boasting about his crime by Dogberry's men and forced to confess. Despite the comic ineptness of the Watch headed by constable Dogberrya master of malapropismsthey have overheard the duo discussing their evil plans.

An example of this is Margaret who is mistaken for Hero, which leads to Hero's public disgrace at her wedding with Claudio. Leonato explains that "There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her. Benedick wittily gives voice to male anxieties about women's "sharp tongues and proneness to sexual lightness".

Michael Keaton as Dogberry, the local constable. Several of the characters seem to be obsessed by the idea that a man has no way to know if his wife is faithful and therefore women can take full advantage of that fact. The earliest printed text states that Much Ado About Nothing was "sundry times publicly acted" prior to and it is likely that the play made its debut in the autumn or winter of — Meanwhile, Borachio and Conrade are interrogated by Dogberry and his men.

A triple play on words in which noting signifies noticing, musical notes and nothing occurs at 2.

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During his career he wrote 38 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. A triple play on words in which noting signifies noticing, musical notes and nothing occurs at 2. Needing something to pass the time until the wedding, Don Pedro decides to arrange a similar fate for Beatrice and Benedick, whose animosity for each other is clear.

The three hapless watchmen happen to hear Borachio bragging to his colleague Conrade about how he and Don John had succeeded in stopping the wedding. Don John plays upon Claudio's pride and fear of cuckoldry, which leads to the disastrous first wedding.

She is a strong-willed woman who charms and beguiles all who know her with her wit and cleverness. Claudio, of Florence ; a count, companion of Don Pedro, friend to Benedick.

Tuesday, August 14, at 6: After Hero is announced "dead," Leonato orders Claudio to marry his "niece," who is actually Hero in disguise. Severson is a partner in Acme Sound Partners, collectively responsible for over 30 Broadway shows since In he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

If Much Ado were only a play depicting its characters as products of their circumstances and the situations they encounter, the play would seem quite shallow and would probably not be popular today.

His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Beatrice and Benedick linger a moment and eventually confess their love to one another. The tricks have the desired effect: Claudio agrees, and carries out the former by reciting an epitaph at Hero's tomb that night.

However, not all are meant well, such as when Don John convinces Claudio that Don Pedro wants Hero for himself, or when Borachio meets 'Hero' who is actually Margaret, pretending to be Hero in Hero's bedroom window.

Note this before my notes: Thou knowest that the fashion of a doublet, or a hat, or a cloak is nothing to a man. Hear me a little, For I have only been silent so long And given way unto this course of fortune By noting of the lady.

Her Broadway credits include In the Heights. Each Insights Seminar takes place 90 minutes before curtain time on the Tuesday after performances begin, and includes an informal reception 30 minutes before the start. Benedick is horrified and at first denies her request. Despite the comic ineptness of the Watch headed by constable Dogberrya master of malapropismsthey have overheard the duo discussing their evil plans.

Though Don John has fled the city, a force is sent to capture him. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Much Ado About Nothing Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Jun 14,  · Watch video · Much Ado struck me as a lovely little independent film.

It's a delight for fans of Joss, as we get to see many fan favourite actors clearly having a great time.

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Much Ado About Nothing is a black and white American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare's play of the same name.

The film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, and Jillian Morgese.

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