It is the story of Leonato, an Italian nobleman, his daughter, Hero, and his niece, Beatrice. Quickly amorous relations develop between Claudio and Hero and later between Benedick and Beatrice.
Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona. Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet. Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo.
House of Capulet Capulet is the patriarch of the house of Capulet. Lady Capulet is the matriarch of the house of Capulet.
Tybalt is a cousin of Juliet, the nephew of Lady Capulet. Peter, Sampson, and Gregory are servants of the Capulet household. House of Montague Montague is the patriarch of the house of Montague.
Lady Montague is the matriarch of the house of Montague. Abram and Balthasar are servants of the Montague household. An Apothecary who reluctantly sells Romeo poison.
A Chorus reads a prologue to each of the first two acts. Oil on canvas, The play, set in VeronaItalybegins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies.
Prince Escalus of Verona intervenes and declares that further breach of the peace will be punishable by death.
Later, Count Paris talks to Capulet about marrying his daughter Julietbut Capulet asks Paris to wait another two years and invites him to attend a planned Capulet ball.
Persuaded by Benvolio and MercutioRomeo attends the ball at the Capulet house in hopes of meeting Rosaline. However, Romeo instead meets and falls in love with Juliet. Romeo makes himself known to her and they agree to be married.
Tybalt, meanwhile, still incensed that Romeo had snuck into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel. Romeo, now considering Tybalt his kinsman, refuses to fight. Mercutio is fatally wounded when Romeo attempts to break up the fight. Grief-stricken and wracked with guilt, Romeo confronts and slays Tybalt.
Benvolio argues that Romeo has justly executed Tybalt for the murder of Mercutio. Juliet visits Friar Laurence for help, and he offers her a potion that will put her into a deathlike coma for "two and forty hours". On the night before the wedding, she takes the drug and, when discovered apparently dead, she is laid in the family crypt.Jealousy in Othello - Shakespeare’s Othello is a play consistently based on jealously and the way it can destroy lives.
One is quick to think this jealously is based on Othello’s lack of belief in Desdemona’s faithfulness to him or his suspensions over Desdemona’s . Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in and , as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career.
Much Ado About Nothing - . Much Ado About Nothing 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.
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For those unfamiliar with Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing is one of his comedic plays. Eventually they think that they are in love.
Leonato, Beatrice and Benedick are able to revive Hero, and they begin to figure out why Claudio accused Hero of cheating on him.
The story employs Shakespeare’s favorite plot devices of mistaken. This collection included a version in prose of the Romeo and Juliet story named "The goodly History of the true and constant love of Romeo and Juliett".
Shakespeare took advantage of this popularity: The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Romeo and Juliet are all from Italian.