Will is in Stratford with his London friends when Susanna is invited to a masked ball. Too shy to approach the boy she fancies, Claude, she lets Kate take her place but things do not go as planned. So Will hatches a plan to make amends as well as dissuading his son Hamnet from enlisting and trying to match-make Kate and Kit though it all proves to be much ado about nothing.
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Did You Know?
The title is taken from 'Much Ado About Nothing', Act 2, Scene 3. See more
Bottom says that they had had to walk from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell (a village in Oxfordshire). It has existed under that name only since 1948, when the two villages of Brightwell and Sotwell were merged. See more
Well, I'm going to smoke a pipe.
I hope you have a tinder, Sir, for you have no spark of wit to light it.
Tosh, tosh, Lady, be it ever unlit it's still hotter than you.