My Rating: 5 Stars
Much Ado About Nothing is probably the most sarcastic and witty play that he created. I saw the movie adaptation by Kenneth Branagh first and simply had to read the original play.
Loved the two main couples and each other their stories, but Beatrice and Benedick are really something else. For the first couple, Claudio and Hero, everything goes smoothly from the moment they fall hard and fast for each other until the villain sends everything off the rails. The hero is the female representative of her time and her position, reflecting on how purity had a significant impact on a woman's life.
In the centre of the play, we find Beatrice and Benedick, a love-hate relationship filled with harsh, witty and comic dialogues that are the mark of a Shakespearean comedy. Beatrice is the picture of a strong defiant woman, a master of wordplay that delivers her insults with mastery, precision, humour and precision. She is the only one that can combat the returned insults of Benedick, turning every scene they are together into a comical situation.
Absolutely loved it!
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.