Much Ado About Nothing | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Charles T. Prouty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of Much Ado About Nothing.
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Critical Essay by Charles T. Prouty

SOURCE: Prouty, Charles T. “The Play.” In The Sources of Much Ado about Nothing: A Critical Study, pp. 33-64. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1950.

In the following excerpt, Prouty investigates the sixteenth-century literary sources for the characters in Much Ado about Nothing.

At first glance there seems to be no connection between the two plots [of Much Ado About Nothing] except for the appearance of Hero and Claudio as agents in the tricking of Benedick and Beatrice, and it has been this seeming lack of integration which has been considered a weakness of the play or has led to the suggestion that the quarreling lovers were put in to liven up a rather somber story. If we keep in mind the careful manipulation of plot which has been demonstrated in connection with Dogberry, it should...

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