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Gender in Much Ado – by Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan

Published in From Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan, Mainstage Plays

Much Ado About Nothing                                                          Much Ado About Nothing written about 1599, is one of Shakespeare’s joyful, Elizabethan comedies. As with Shakespeare’s most light-hearted comedies—even one whose title seems to suggest that it is about nothing important at all—the plays often embrace poignant ideas about individuals and the community in which they live. For…