Much Ado About Nothing Poster

by: Amari Wynn

Casting Characters

Main Plot Points

Masquerade Ball scence

This scene sets up the entire play. Many if not all of the major events in "Much Ado" could only happen with this scene present. This is where Don Pedro woos Hero for Claudio, which will in turn trigger all the other conflicts to come. The whole play is wrapped around the application of this one scene.

Fake Hero with Borachio scene.

When Don Pedro and Claudio are tricked by Don John and Borachio that hero is unfaithful and a whore. This was done to mess up Claudio's plans of marrying Hero. It was actually Margaret, a servent of Hero, who was up on the balcony with Borachio. This enraged Claudio and made him denounce Hero, which brings up another conflict to overcome. This showed that Don John is truly a villain deep down.

When Hero fakes her death

After she has been denounced by Claudio and her father, the priest suggests to spread the word that Hero is dead while she hides away. They will all grieve over her and forgive her for her misdeeds. The plan works which, along with the info that hero was falsely accused prompts Claudio to listen to Leonato. He instructs Claudio to marry his brother's daughter which ends up being Hero who is not actually dead.



Jealousy is a big problem on its own in the real world, but it's even bigger in "Much Ado." Claudio easily lets it get to him in the beginning of the play. That statement is misproven when Hero happily accepts him as a husband. Although we see that he was slightly scornful when he heard Don John speak. Then again closer to the middle of the play where he and Don Pedro were tricked by Borachio and Don John; even though this time around seeing something is more believable then just hearing it. Claudio still shouldn't have assumed the worst. He then proceeds to declare Hero a whore in front of everyone in town at the wedding. The song I have chosen is "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles. The lyrics literally say she won't write you a love song if you ask for it or if you need one. You have to prove yourself in order to recieve that love song. The same goes for "Much Ado" where Hero looks dishonest to everyone so, she has to be proven that she is honest and a virgin, which does end up happening. The metaphorical love note in the play is Claudio's love and Hero is the one recieving it.

Sara Bareilles - Love Song