William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing, is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. (Wikipedia) This timeless play is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines a cheerful mood with an intricate series of deceptions and miscommunications. It’s known for its hilarity, honor, shame and court politics. Shakespeare depicts different kinds of loving relationships- romantic love, family support and loyal friendship. My first impression of this story is that it would be a love story. This play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623. The pairing of David Tennant as Benedick with Catherine Tate as Beatrice is a marriage that, if not made in heaven, is certainly cemented by television and pays off superbly. At the peak of his career he created this love comedy and it became a hit and an all-time favorite.
A little background on William Shakespeare, the one and only. William was born in 1564 to a successful middle-class glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582 he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three beautiful children. Around 1590 he left his family and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical acclaim quickly followed, and William eventually became the most popular playwright in England and part-owner…
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