William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

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Much to Do About Noting
Deceit is the act of concealing or misrepresenting the truth. Deceit plays an important role in the plot of Shakespeare’s play Much Ado about Nothing. It also has a large influence on the relationships of the play. Much Ado about Nothing is a play written by William Shakespeare who is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Company of theatrical players. Over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict. Like his play Shakespeare’s marriage to his wife was thought to be brought on by a deceit. A lot of mystery surrounds the marriage in 1582 of England’s greatest writer and Miss Hathaway, but scholars are sure on a few of the facts. Firstly, William was 18 years old and Anne was 26. At the time, an age difference of this type was very unusual. It is seeming that Anne Hathaway became pregnant prior to marriage which would have no doubt caused a scandal for both of the families. William Shakespeare 's father John would not have been pleased at the damaging effect that the gossip would have had on his own social standing in Stratford. A hasty marriage would have been arranged in an attempt to deceive the public that they had waited till after marriage to consummate their relationship. Another mystery is…
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