Critique on "Much Ado About Nothing"

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Critique of Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing Even in his comedies, Shakespeare still was able to convey thoughts about love and marriage. Characters Benedick, Claudio, and Don Pedro all provide a different type of character to the play, but are all very witty and attract the attention of all of the nobles in the household. Shakespeare's comedy is about three men, the Courtiers, who struggle to find marriage. Benedick for example, has trouble finding one girl that he would be willing to marry. He vows that he never will marry, but what he doesn’t realize is that he actually loves Beatrice. They constantly battle back and forth on stage, attempting to outwit and insult each other, but beneath it all, they both love each other. Claudio falls in love with Hero (the daughter of Leonata and wife of Don Pedro). The plot consists of the complicated relationship between Hero and Claudio, and the attempt to set up the marriage between Beatrice and Benedick. Performances that stood out the most among the cast include Moses Howard as Don Pedro and David Shadman as Benedick. Moses showed lots of confidence and strife; his charisma fit the character for Don Pedro perfectly. David also showed a lot of confidence, and made the funny parts much more enjoyable. I believe that these two actors were the star of the show, and they did a lot to contribute to the play’s humor and quality. My favorite parts of the play were when Benedick and Beatrice finally married and whatever scene the cops were in. The scene when Benedick and Beatrice really struck home to me because it proved to me that sometimes love can be hidden beneath some levels of harsh and cruel words. I also enjoyed the scene with the cops because I always got a good laugh out of whatever they said. I feel like they would have played a less significant role if Shakespeare had been directing the play,
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