I heard somewhere that the word "nothing" is also supposed to mean "noting" because that is how it was supposed to be pronounced in Shakespeare's day. That would seem to make sense since that is really what the play is all about - the failure of the characters to note each other and pay real attention. Can anyone confirm this?
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that might be from the Harvard professor Garber's research - I recall reading something like that in undergrad.
i agree wth darling,this play centres around pple who are concerned abt trival matters like wooing,parting and so on;yet forgeting the mostimportant issues at tht time