Much Ado About Nothing: An Overview



It is a beautiful spring afternoon. The air is full of the radiance of
freshly bloomed daisies and the energizing chill of the periodic spring breeze.
Puffy large cumulus clouds fill the azure sky with gray thunderheads looming off
in the distance. Looking down from the clouds, one can see a gathering of
finely dressed people. Birds flying overhead hear the murmurs of the crowd
gathered for a wedding of gentry.
Shakespeare could never have planned the first scene of Act IV in Much
Ado About Nothing so well. The serene sky overhead symbolizing the beauty and
joviality of the occasion; dark rain clouds looming in the distance
foreshadowing the mischief to come. Despite his inability ...

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Claudio and Hero are facing each
other in front of a simple, yet anciently beautiful altar, garbed in Elizabethan
costume fit for the occasion. Hero is wearing a long white dress with trailer
and high neck which is adorned according to the fashion trends of the time.
Claudio has donned a royal looking doublet with silver trim and hose to equally
as majestic. Sitting on either side of the couple in ancient pews, shrouded in
solemn silence, are Don Pedro the Prince of Aragon, Don John the Bastard,
Leonato, Benedick, Beatrice and the attendants of Beatrice and Hero. Facing the
couple, positioned in between them so the audience may hear him, is Friar
Francis wearing a simple white robe and golden cross, his only posessions. Don
Pedro wears a doublet ornately embroidered with golden designs. He is the only
person on stage looking finer than Claudio, marking his royal blood to all. The
others wear fine doublets and dresses, although not decorated elaborately, to
show their ...

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