Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare's sharp-witted comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing". Featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare, it is a must for Shakespeare enthusiasts and newcomers alike. On returning from war, Benedick finds himself in combat with the assertive Beatrice. They are tricked into believing they are victims of each other’s unrequited love. Meanwhile, Benedick’s fellow soldier and companion Claudio is also fooled by the false news that his beloved, Hero, has been unfaithful before their wedding. Thorny exchanges give way to romance and run parallel with the more serious themes of court politics and honour in one of Shakespeare's most popular and well-loved comedies. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world's most famous dramatist.