Education Resources

Much Ado about Nothing

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing.

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket

    London

    Until 18 Mar 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 10 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

9 December, 7:30PM

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London

Much Ado about Nothing is classified as one of Shakespeare’s comedies and focuses on the stories of two couples: Claudio and Hero and Beatrice and Benedick. 

For young people of all ages, there is so much to interest them in this text. As well as being a great opportunity to look at comic conventions and the different roles of the female characters, there are lots of themes you can use as routes into the text including:

  • Appearance and Reality
  • Family honour
  • Revenge

There are so many different ways of exploring the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the text:

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