The action of "Much Ado About Nothing"occurs during several days of a visit by Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his followers at the large estate of Leonato, including Benedick and Beatrice who are tricked into confessing their love for each other and Claudio who is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful.
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About Mark Schenker
Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. Dean Schenker has for over 25 years lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For the past decade, he has given programs on Shakespeare’s plays in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Sound. He also conducts monthly sessions for a number of private reading groups in Connecticut. In 2001, he received the Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.
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