List of Characters
Don Pedro—Prince of Aragon, courtly and conventional. Fearful of his reputation, he is easily duped by his brother's deception. He enjoys matchmaking.
Leonato—Governor of Messina and father of Hero, whose conventionality is tested by the depth of his grief
Antonio—Leonato's older brother, who tries to philosophize his brother out of his grief, only to find his own anger stirred.
Benedick—Brave, quick-witted and spirited young lord of Padua and a professed misogynist, who will prove his love for Beatrice in a most serious manner
Beatrice—Leona Leonato's niece, whose spirited and merry wit is more than a match for Benedick, and who will, in the end, accept his love and marry...
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