Much Ado About Nothing (Year 11 Shakespeare)


‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is your Shakespeare play. You will be assessed in Literature Paper 1.

The full text is available here.

You can start your revision at SparkNotes or by watching Mr Bruff’s videos.

Click here for a plot summary

Click here for access to a Much Ado About Nothing revision booklet



Revision task: Create an essay plan for the following questions.
Don’t forget to cover all the assessment objectives — have a look at this example to help you.

  1. How is Don John presented as a stereotypical villain?
  2. To what extent does Shakespeare present Hero as a passive victim?
  3. How does Shakespeare present Don Pedro as benevolent?
  4. “Beatrice is an independent woman.” To what extent do you agree?
  5. How does Shakespeare present Claudio’s flaws?
  6. How does Shakespeare present ideas about family?
  7. “Honour and reputation is shown to be more important than love.” To what extent do you agree?
  8. To what extent is Benedick presented as an honourable man?
  9. How does Shakespeare present ideas about deceit and trickery?
  10. How does Shakespeare use comedy throughout the play?