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How do Shakespeare and Kenneth Branagh make Much ado about nothing act 2 scene 3 interesting and entertaining?

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How do Shakespeare and Kenneth Branagh make much ado about nothing act 2 scene 3 interesting and entertaining? Shakespeare is the playwright to the famous 'Much ado about nothing' which is retold via film by director and actor Kenneth Branagh. Much ado about nothing has love, sex and violence along with drama and tragedy. It includes many different types of love like passionate, requited and unrequited as well in the case of Don John. It also consists of tricks and games creating the amusing part of the play. Shakespeare makes much ado about nothing act 2 scene 3 interesting and entertaining by the trick played on Benedick by Claudio, Don Pedro and Leonato. ...read more.

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He says 'One woman is fair, yet I am well; another is wise, yet I am well; another virtuous, yet I am well; but till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace. Rich she shall be, that's certain; wise, or I'll none; virtuous, or I'll never cheapen her; fair, or I'll never look on her; mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel; of good discourse, an excellent musician, and her hair shall be of what colour it please God. Ha!' This shows that self consciously he would like to have a woman but is afraid and he would like her to be like Beatrice. ...read more.

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This makes it even more humorous. He believes that he is eavesdropping upon his friends, but, because they are aware of his presence, they deliberately speak louder so that he will hear them. It is not difficult to imagine the speakers-Leonato, Don Pedro, and Claudio-trying hard to stifle their laughter as they speak in serious voices of Beatrice falling upon her knees, weeping, tearing her hair, and crying, "'O sweet Benedick, God give me patience'" You are made very aware of this by Claudio in the film as he acts out with exaggeration and hand actions. This is very amusing as well as the tone in his voice and it makes you think how obvious it seems to us that it is a trick but Benedick is oblivious to this. ...read more.

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