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

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Further Study

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