History Theatre / MuchAdoAboutNothing

28th Nov '17 7:39:26 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* StagingTheEavesdrop: This is how Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into falling in love (or admitting that they love each other). First Claudio, Don Pedro, and Leonato stage a conversation about how Beatrice is in love with Benedick while Benedick is eavesdropping, then Hero and her maidservants do the same thing to Beatrice. In each case, the eavesdropper is convinced that if the other is in love with them then they should requite the love.
2nd Oct '17 9:03:12 AM tansypool
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** The 2017 Globe production uses this, but the actor only grows a mustache, and the beard is done with makeup. It's not very convincing from up close, but it serves its purpose, and makes for a brilliant scene during which Benedick is teased for shaving and wearing a scent.
6th Sep '17 1:08:44 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Expy}}: Friar Francis is [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Friar Laurence]] all over again. He's the one who suggests that a girl faking her own death will make everything better (although his ZanyScheme fares better than that of his counterpart)



* FireForgedFriends: Benedick and Claudio. Lampshaded by Beatrice when she points out he seems to have a new sworn comrade all the time.
* {{Expy}}: Friar Francis is [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Friar Laurence]] all over again. He's the one who suggests that a girl faking her own death will make everything better (although his ZanyScheme fares better than that of his counterpart).

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* FireForgedFriends: Benedick and Claudio. Lampshaded by Beatrice when she points out he seems to have a new sworn comrade all the time.
* {{Expy}}: Friar Francis is [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Friar Laurence]] all over again. He's the one who suggests that a girl faking her own death will make everything better (although his ZanyScheme fares better than that of his counterpart).
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1st Aug '17 2:20:02 PM Kafkesque
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* ImaginedInnuendo

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* ImaginedInnuendoImaginedInnuendo: Once Benedick's convinced that Beatrice is in love with him, he decides that everything she says to him ''must'' have a hidden meaning.
1st Aug '17 2:11:24 PM Kafkesque
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* CoupledCouples

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* CoupledCouplesCoupledCouples: With the requisite double wedding at the end--Claudio and Hero, followed by Beatrice and Benedick.
1st Aug '17 2:09:54 PM Kafkesque
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* CounterZany

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* %%* CounterZany
6th Feb '17 10:17:39 AM Kirayoshi
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** When Don Pedro asks Leonado if Hero is his daughter, he answers, [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe "Her mother hath many times told me so."]], prompting Benedick to ask "Were you in doubt, sir, that you asked her?" The theme of infidelity comes back to bite everyone later on when Don John slanders Hero and convinces Claudio that she has cheated on him.

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** When Don Pedro asks Leonado Leonato if Hero is his daughter, he answers, [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe "Her mother hath many times told me so."]], prompting Benedick to ask "Were you in doubt, sir, that you asked her?" her?" The theme of infidelity comes back to bite everyone later on when Don John slanders Hero and convinces Claudio that she has cheated on him.
6th Feb '17 10:13:01 AM Kirayoshi
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** When Don Pedro asks Leonado if Hero is his daughter, he answers, [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe "Her mother hath many times told me so."]], prompting Benedick to ask "Were you in doubt, sir, that you asked her?" The theme of infidelity comes back to bite everyone later on when Don John slanders Hero and convinces Claudio that she has cheated on him.
9th Jan '17 9:46:58 PM Salmobook
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** In the original production, as Shakespeare's company would almost never perform the same play two days in a row, the actor playing Benedick would probably just not shave for the week if he knew he'd be playing the part later that week, and then quickly shave backstage between the two scenes (there is only a couple of minutes to do so). For obvious reasons, this approach is not in common practice any more.
5th Dec '16 5:55:13 PM FiliasCupio
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* BetaCouple: Either Beatrice and Benedick or Claudio and Hero, depending on your view of the play. It's notable that King Charles II referred to the play as "Benedick and Beatrice."

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* BetaCouple: Either Beatrice and Benedick or Claudio and Hero, depending on your view of the play. It's notable that King Charles II referred to Beatrice and Benedick are the play as "Benedick lead roles (they get far more lines than anyone else), but Claudio and Beatrice."Hero's relationship drives the main plot.
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