Much Ado About Nothing


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Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare                    

Type of work: Play

Genre: Comedy

Original language: English

Written in: 1598, England

First published in: 1600, England

Set in: Messina, Italy, in the sixteenth century, with the action primarily occurring at the house of Messina’s governor, Leonato.

Protagonists: Benedick, Beatrice, Claudio, and Hero 

Antagonist: Don John, the illegitimate brother of Don Pedro

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