By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
Much Ado approximately Nothing comprises particularly diversified tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly before everything sight, yet an interloper, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are saved aside by way of delight and mutual antagonism till others choose to play Cupid.
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