The plot of Much Ado About Nothing is based upon deliberate deceptions, some malevolent and others benign. The duping of Claudio and Don Pedro results in the young lady Hero’s disgrace, while the ruse of her death prepares the way for her redemption and reconciliation with her true love Claudio.
Scotland has been torn by rebellion. In the resulting battles, both Macbeth and Banquo have proved themselves to be brave and noble. As they journey back to the king, they encounter three “weird sisters”.