Much Ado About Nothing is a play by William Shakespeare first performed in 1612. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Much Ado About Nothing and in-depth analyses of Beatrice, Benedick, and Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in Much Ado About Nothing.


Learn more about Much Ado About Nothing by reading these mini-essays, a sample essay, and suggested essay topics.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Much Ado About Nothing with background information about William Shakespeare and the play, as well as suggestions for further reading.