Scenes to explore

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy with lots of possibilities. The characters are larger than life. There’s always a character sneaking around in the side-lines snooping on what someone or other is doing.

Nowadays, Shakespeare’s plays are interpreted in many different ways on stage and screen. Directors and their production teams make choices on how they want to stage the play and how the characters will deliver their lines. The decisions they make can often change how the audience think and feel about the play and the characters in it.

Let’s look at three scenes and explore the possibilities for an exciting and unforgettable performance of Much Ado About Nothing:

  • Act 2 Scene 1 – Rehearsing the masked ball
  • Act 2 Scene 2 – Rehearsing Borachio’s plan to trick Claudio
  • Act 2 Scene 3 – Rehearsing the orchard scene