Much Ado About Nothing

Updated: 7/18/2020
Much Ado About Nothing

Storyboard Description

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy play written by the famous William Shakespeare. Famous tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, Shakespeare also wrote comedies such as Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. This is a short storyboard about the play and every scene/act is summarised.

Storyboard Text

  • Act 1 Scene 1
  • I learn in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina.
  • He is very near by this, he was not three leagues off when I left him.
  • Act 1 Scene 2
  • ...but I will acquaint my daughter withal, the she may be the better prepared for an answer...
  • ...the prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter...
  • Act 1 Scence 3
  • ... the prince your brother is royally entertained by Leonate, and i can give you intelligence of an intended marriage.
  • Will that serve for any model to build mischief on?
  • Messina (Sicily) Leonato finds out that his friend (Don Pedro) will be passing Messina with Signor Benedick and Count Claudio, after going on a military campaign.
  • Act 2 Scene 1
  • Leonato's house. Antonio informs his brother Leonato that a man of his has overheard the Prince and Claudio planning to woo Hero, and Leonato decides to inform Hero.
  • Act 2 Scene 2
  • SameDon John finds out that Count Claudio wants to marry Hero. John uses this opportunity to do evil.
  • Act 2 Scence 3
  • SameBeatrice refuses to be less shrewd because she does not want a husband. At the party, Claudio is jealous of Don Pedro because Don John has told him that Don Pedro also likes Hero. But at the end Claudio and Hero kiss and plan to make Beatrice and Benedick get married.
  • Why he is the prince's jester, a dull fool, only his gift is, in devising impossible slanders...
  • SameDon John learns of the marriage plan, and conspires with the evil Borachio to fool Claudio by proving to them that Hero actually loves Borachio. He arranges to have them overhear him talking to Margaret at a window as if the lovers were actually Hero and Borachio.
  • In the GardenHe hides when Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio come by. Balthasar sings a song about the unfaithfulness of men ("Sigh nomore..."). The three allow Benedick to overhear them talk about Beatrice'salleged love for him.