Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeares best-loved comedies. Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love at first sight but an outsider Don John strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. The word nothing would have been pronounced noting in Shakespeares time so the play is as much about noting and seeing as being about a lot of fuss about nothing.