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Much Ado: study questions

  1. Do you feel that Beatrice is silenced at the end of the play?

  2. What is your reaction to Hero's acceptance of the man who has so recently disgraced her?

  3. A word often used to describe Much Ado About Nothing is "festive" (particularly since the fine study by C.L. Barber listed below). How accurate do you feel the label to be? This question can be taken to invite discussion of the nature of the comedy in the play.

  4. Compare the central couples in the play with the central couples in The Taming of the Shrew. Do you feel that Shakespeare's art has developed between the writing of the two plays?
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