In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid.
Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Published: 2004 by Simon Schuster (first published 1598)
Format: Paperback , Folger Shakespeare Library Edition , 246 pages