William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in England. He died in 1616 at the age of 52 from a fever. Shakespeare was born to a poor family, and was the third of eight children. Not much is known of his early life, but what is known is that Shakespeare married at 18 and had three children with Anne Hathaway. In these “lost years” it is also assumed that he started to act on stage, and writing play. In 1594, Shakespeare was a partner in a theater company, that owned the Globe, were he would both acted and wrote many of the company’s plays. By 1597, William Shakespeare had published 15 plays consisting of a mixture of comedy and drama. Much Ado About Nothing is just like Shakespeare’s normal plays by there being a drama with comical relief. In the Globe, Shakespeare’s plays became famous causing him to be known as one of the best English writers in history. Main Characters Leonato: The father of Hero, a nobleman of Messina, and the play takes place in his home. Claudio: A young soldier who is greatly honored for his duties in war and falls in love with Hero. Hero: The beautiful daughter of Leonato, and the cousin of Beatrice. Beatrice: Is a witty woman who feels she will never marry and is not looking for love, but falls in love with Benedict. Benedick: A soldier who claims he will never fall in love also, but falls in love with Beatrice because of them both having the same witty personality. Don Pedro: Is an important nobleman from Aragon, often referred to as “Prince”
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