Much Ado About Nothing In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version) by BookCapsThere really is something about this play about nothing--its funny! Really funny! Its one of Shakespeares greatest comedies, in fact. But wait...why arent you laughing? Lets face it..if you dont understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone.
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'Much Ado About Nothing': Act 1 Scene 1 Translation (1 of 50)
Much Ado About Nothing
All rights reserved. Act 1, Scene 1. Leonato is chatting with a messenger about a recent battle. Don Pedro, the Prince of Arragon and Leonato's friend , has been on the war front and is on his way home. Leonato chats with his brother, Antonio, who is bursting with gossip. Antonio reports that one of his men overheard Prince Don Pedro and Claudio talking in the orchard.
It was a hot morning in Messina. The only thing that interrupted the clear blue of the sky was the wispy smoke that rose lazily from Mount Etna. An ensemble of minstrels played and sang fashionable songs that they had brought from Florence: two muscular fellows wrestled, cheered on by a group of spectators of both sexes, while the garden was dotted with pairs and trios, sitting in the shade of the huge pines, chatting. He had carved out his vineyards and orchards from a countryside that was otherwise covered with lava and overgrown with cacti. From the lawn in front of the villa there was a spectacular view of the blue ocean and the Italian mainland. It was a place of pleasure, with tennis courts, gardens, and even a maze.
Beatrice and Benedick are always squabbling. And though they swear that they hate each other, their friends feel convinced that Beatrice and Benedick are in love. Can Don Pedro and his friends plot to bring the duo together? In Much Ado About Nothing , Shakespeare showcases some of his finest verbal wit, and balances intrigue and strife with humor and unification. Sign In Sign Up.
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Messenger He is very near by this: he was not three leagues off when I left him. Messenger But few of any sort, and none of name. I find here that Don Peter hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine called Claudio. Messenger Much deserved on his part and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion: he hath indeed better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how. Messenger I have already delivered him letters, and there appears much joy in him; even so much that joy could not show itself modest enough without a badge of bitterness. Messenger In great measure.
Set in Messina, the play begins as Don Pedro's army returns after a victory. Benedick, a gentleman soldier, resumes a verbal duel with Beatrice, the niece of Messina's governor, Leonato. Count Claudio is smitten with Leonato's daughter, Hero. After Don Pedro woos her in disguise for Claudio, the two young lovers plan to marry in a week. To fill in the time until the wedding, Don Pedro and the others set about tricking Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love with each other. Claudio believes Don John's deception, is convinced Hero has a lover, and, at the wedding, brutally rejects her.