Much Ado About Nothing


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Who's he?

This is a brief biography of Shakespeare.  There are links to more in-depth resources but, honestly, we know very little about who Shakespeare was, other than he was an amazing writer who is still read 400 years after his plays were written.  I don't think it matters too much who he was as a historical figure. We study his plays for the insight they offer into people and situations that are still relevant today.   

What's it all about? 

Go to the Synopsis page to get a summary of the plot.

Who's who?

Go to the characters page and get an idea of the relationships between the characters. By clicking on the character names you will see the character tables you put together (when completed!) You will also find a definition of characterisation on this page.
If you are interested, you could also check out the page on character archetypes.                           

What's the Difference?

Take a look at the gender expectations in Shakespeare's time.  Are they different to our own expectations? Does Beatrice subvert Shakespearean conventions of women?

Got any big ideas?

You can see the main themes we will be looking at and examples from the text. 
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