Much Ado About Nothing – Innovative Shakespeare in 30

Total Pages: 25+
File Size: 3 MB



This version of Much Ado About Nothing is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each abridged Shakespeare play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour.

This abridged Much Ado About Nothing is perfect for ELA, ESL, and Shakespeare camps.

This abridged Shakespeare play has been used with:
✅ Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods)
✅ Staged Readings (1 week)
✅ Full production (3-4 weeks)

The Shakespeare in 30 collection is perfect for students in grades 6-12 studying William Shakespeare.

This adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing has very limited dialogue and most characters only speak one word at a time.

The story is communicated through vocal expression and mime. 13 roles/flexible casting.

What teachers like you are saying about this Much Ado about Nothing resource:

Demi B.
Demi B.
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“My students are lower-level readers, but I still want to expose them to ‘the greats.’ Thanks for making that possible, without my hair going grey!”
Helen S.
Helen S.
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“This was how I introduced Much Ado About Nothing to them. It was so fun and made them excited to read the whole text.”
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
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"This resource provides the 'quick & dirty' of a drama, without the dragging on process of a 2-3 month unit. I also love that it provides teamwork and empathy, as my kids need to continue to realize the world doesn't revolve entirely around them!"


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