Note to Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1.214: "short daughter"

Much Ado About Nothing,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 214.
short daughter: The part of Hero was played by a short boy, who was probably paired with a noticeably taller boy who played Beatrice. Compare to A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the two romantic heroines, Hermia and Helena, engage in a short vs. tall cat fight.