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Much Ado About Nothing

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A short tale written by the Italian author, Matteo

Bandello, in the early 16th Century (and later

Translated into English), along with Orlando Furioso,

an epic poem written by Ludovico Ariosto in the late

15th or early 16th Century, served as source material

for this Shakespear comedy. Banello’s work also

contributed to Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night,

and Cymbeline.

Much Ado About Nothing


Written about 1598