Key themes

A heart signifying love, clashing fists for conflict and a mask for appearance and reality.

For a play with a title that claims that it’s not about very much, it explores some quite big themes. Themes are the main ideas that keep appearing in a play, story or poetry. The themes covered in Much Ado About Nothing are serious and complex even though the play is a comedy.

Some of the important themes in Much Ado About Nothing are:

  • love
  • conflict
  • appearance and reality