Will is in Stratford with his London friends when Susanna is invited to a masked ball. Too shy to approach the boy she fancies, Claude, she lets Kate take her place but things do not go as planned. So Will hatches a plan to make amends as well as dissuading his son Hamnet from enlisting and trying to match-make Kate and Kit though it all proves to be much ado about nothing.
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Bottom says that they had had to walk from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell (a village in Oxfordshire). It has existed under that name only since 1948, when the two villages of Brightwell and Sotwell were merged. See more