Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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What comic conventions have been used in Much Ado About Nothing? Give specifc examples.

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Of course, the specific use of conventions would need to reference the production in which they were used to answer your question completely.  However, I will offer some suggestions of comic conventions that I have seen used and reference the specific scenes in the play in which they were used.

The two conventions that spring to mind right away for me are pratfalls and slapstick .  Both of these terms refer to types of physical comedy -- a pratfall being a fall on one's backside (think slipping on a banana...

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