Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato
Hidden in the language of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy Much Ado About
Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous youthful love affair which ended bitterly. But how did they meet, why did they part, and what brought them together again? In a journey that takes us from sunlit Sicily to the crippled Armada fleet and from ancient superstition to the glorious Renaissance cities of the north, Marina Fiorato tells a story of intrigue, treachery, and betrayal that will shed a new light on Shakespeare’s most appealing lovers.