Much Ado About Nothing
Widely considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing was written between 1598 to 1599 and explores the disastrous effects of taking hearsay and appearance at face value. Throughout the play, characters continually make “something” out of “nothing,” causing chaos within their romantic relationships and social positions. This witty comedy functions because of the fast-paced banter between the main couple Benedick and Beatrice. Even the most careful audience will catch new meanings in the elaborate puns and clever wordplay each time they see this play. Although the title claims the play is about nothing, the audience will find delight in the meddlesome characters and complicated plots they weave for one another.