No one does romantic comedy like William Shakespeare, and Much Ado About Nothing is the Bard at the top of his game. The Italian countryside is the perfect setting for love, which soon appears in abundance. We have Hero and Claudio, star-struck sweethearts who are kept apart by wicked machinations. Beatrice and Benedick are the original couple who can't stand each other yet are made for each other. Add to that a bevy of villains, fools, and assorted family members, and you have a recipe for fun of the highest order.