William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing
Lesson plans and other teaching resources

For introductory, background and other resources, try Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age . For links to other plays, try the Shakespeare Main Page.

60-Second Shakespeare
On this page, a tabloid-style summary of the play from the BBC. Follow links to learn how your students can produce something similar.

Much Ado about Nothing
Plot summary, themes, imagery, more.

Much Ado about Nothing
Reading strategies, including an anticipation guide and guided imagery.

Much Ado about Nothing
A summary of the play. Account required to view the video — free temporary account available.

Shakespearean Comedy on Film
This lesson focuses on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. Students analyze clips from two versions of the play for examples of comic technique.

A Teacher's Guide to Much Ado about Nothing
Scene-by-scene summary, a variety of teaching strategies. This extensive document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.