Much Ado About Nothing Quotes by William Shakespeare
The Beatrice and Benedick Show (2011)
Much Ado About Nothing
But a different threat to comic fulfilment also needs to be managed. Usage terms Public Domain. We tend now to think of romantic comedy as a genre consumed by women, but in the early modern period it was directed at young men. Even while they ultimately endorse male-female relationships, comedies are often preoccupied with male-male bonding: think of Antonio and Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice , or those two gentlemen of Verona, or even Orsino and Cesario in Twelfth Night. The same is true here.
Book: Much Ado About Nothing. Topics: Comedy. These characteristics are essential in works of this era and help to define the genre. One of the foremost qualities is that the play end happily, with no deaths and the promise of marriage. Each incident of trouble is resolved before the action concludes, leaving the audience with the hope of the story to follow is wholly positive. This conflict is apparent from the first scene between Senior Benedick of Padua and the lady Beatrice.
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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a delightful comedy which plays out a number of Shakespeare's best loved themes : confusion between lovers, the battle of the sexes, and the restoration of love and marriage. It also features two of Shakespeare's most formidable lovers: Benedick and Beatrice. These two characters spend the majority of the play bickering and then--as in all great romantic comedies --fall in love in the final acts. Much Ado About Nothing begins in Messina, soon after the end of a war. A group of soldiers are returning, victorious.