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