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Title: Much Ado About Nothing


1
Much Ado About Nothing
  • A Brief Overview

2
The Facts
  • Location Messina, Sicily
  • Population Very small
  • Governor Leonato
  • Date written 1598-1599
  • Genre Romantic comedy
  • Mood Light and silly

3
  • Don Pedro,
  • prince of Aragon,
  • leads the soldiers
  • of Messina back
  • from a victorious
  • battle and is welcomed
  • by Leonato, governor of Messina.
  • Don Pedro has recently rekindled his relationship
    with his illegitimate brother, Don John, who is
    reminiscent of
  • Oscar the Grouch.

4
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John ?
Gov. Leonato ?
5
  • Benedick, a soldier, reunites with his verbal
    sparring partner, Gov. Leonatos niece, Beatrice.
    Benedick and Beatrice pummel each other with
    insults. Beatrice thinks men are idiots and
    Benedick swears to remain a bachelor all his
    life.

6
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Beatrice (niece)
? Benedick
7
  • Another soldier, young Claudio, is in love with
    Gov. Leonatos daughter, Hero. Hes a wimp
    though, and Don Pedro offers to pretend to be
    Claudio and sweet talk Hero for him at a costume
    party.
  • Don John gets word of this and then tells Claudio
    that Don Pedro plans to woo Hero for himself. It
    works out though, and Hero and Claudio plan to
    get married in a week.

8
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter)
Beatrice (niece) lt3 ?
Claudio Benedick
9
  • Prince Pedro decides to try to make Benedick and
    Beatrice fall in love. After spreading rumors
    that the two overhear, he succeeds.

10
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter)
Beatrice (niece) lt3 ? ?
lt3 Claudio Benedick
11
  • Don John decides to ruin Claudio and Heros
    wedding just for kicks. His buddy, Borachio, is
    seeing Heros servant, Margaret, who happens to
    look a lot like Hero.
  • Don Pedro
  • Claudio see Borachio
  • with Margaret and Don
  • John makes them
  • believe it was Hero.

12
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John
? Borachio ? Margaret ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter)
Beatrice (niece) lt3 ? ?
lt3 Claudio Benedick
13
  • At the wedding Claudio accuses Hero of cheating
    on him and storms off. Heros family decides to
    pretend that she died suddenly in hopes that they
    might buy time to figure out what happened.

14
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John
? Borachio ? Margaret ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter) X Beatrice
(niece) lt3 ? ? ? ? lt3
Claudio Benedick
15
  • Luckily, Borachio brags to Conrad about what he
    did and is arrested by the night watchmen, headed
    by Dogberry and his wingman, Verges. Everyone
    else finds out the truth but they leave Claudio
    in the dark to make him feel extra guilty for
    Heros death.

16
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John
? Borachio ? Margaret ? Conrad ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter) Beatrice
(neice) lt3 ? ? ? ? lt3
Claudio ? Benedick
Dogberry Verges Night Watchmen
17
  • Gov. Leonato tells Claudio he must marry his
    brother Leonatos daughter but she is revealed
    to be Hero.
  • Benedick Beatrice decide to get married, too.
  • The End.

18
Don Pedro ? (brothers) Don John
? Borachio ? Margaret ? Conrad ?
Gov. Leonato ? ? Hero (daughter) Beatrice
(niece) (brothers) lt3 ? ? ? lt3
? ? lt3 Antonio ?
Claudio ? Benedick
Dogberry Verges Night Watchmen
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