Much Ado About Nothing-deception

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  • MUCH ADO, DECEPTION EMPLOYED AS A DIRECTOR
    • Integral role in most characters' experience
      • Good natured deceit
        • Gulling Scenes
          • Act 2 Scene 3, gulling of Benedick
            • Proxemics-Benedick far upstage, obviously overhear, audience can see him
              • Leonato, Don Pedro and Claudio downstage
            • "She falls, weeps, sobs, beats her heart, tears her hair, prays, curses..."
              • Claudio drop to his knees and convey distressed, over-exaggerating to make sure Benedick hears
                • "This can be no trick"
          • Act 3 Scene 1, gulling of Beatrice
            • Almost mirror the gulling of Benedick, connections and wanted outcome of both
      • Malevolent deceit
        • Claudio and Don John exposing Hero
          • Act 3 Scene 3
            • Dogberry, Verges and Seacoal overhear Borachio and Conrade conspiring
              • "But I know that I have tonight wooed Margaret, the Lady Hero's gentlewoman by the name of Hero... the Prince, Claudio, saw afar off... the amiable encounter
                • Duo centre-stage breaking 4th wall, conspiring with sinister intent, pantomime-esque

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