Live Literature Company

Much Ado About Nothing

Live Literature Company

Much Ado About Nothing - In One Hour

By William Shakespeare

Starts 8pm

Presented by the Live Literature Company on the Tea Lawn at Lauderdale House

Directed by Valerie Doulton and performed by drama students from Niagara University, USA

Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon, pays a visit to Leonata, the governor of Messina, while returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother, Don John. Accompanying him are two of his officers, Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter, Hero; Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for the marriage.

Meanwhile, the trickery begins as Don Pedro (with the help of Leonato and Claudio) attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to make the two of them fall in love. Likewise, Hero and her waiting woman help to set up Beatrice. Both Benedick and Beatrice will think that the other has professed a great love for them.

You are welcome to bring a picnic, blanket or chair.  Chairs will be seated at the back.

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