Much Ado about nothing

Time Spent:

781 Hours

Characters:

PUCK, LEONATO, Messenger, BEATRICE, HERO, DON PEDRO, BENEDICK, DON JOHN, CLAUDIO, ANTONIO, CONRADE, BORACHIO, BALTHASAR, MARGARET, URSULA, Boy, DOGBERRY, VERGES, First Watchman, Second Watchman, FRIAR FRANCIS, Sexton, Lord

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. Before LEONATO'S house. Enter LEONATO, HERO, and BEATRICE, with a Messenger I learn in this letter that Don Peter of Arragon comes this night to Messina. He is very near by this: he was not three leagues off when I left him. How many gentlemen have you lost in this action? But few of any sort, and none of name. A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers. I find here that Don Peter hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine called Claudio. 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. He hath an uncle here in Messina will be very much glad of it. 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. Did he break out into tears? In great measure.

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan