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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

In this worksheet students will explore how themes develop in 'Much Ado About Nothing', considering how they are presented through Shakespeare's use of language/structure/dramatic devices.

'Explore How Themes Develop in 'Much Ado About Nothing'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Shakespeare

Curriculum subtopic:   Much Ado About Nothing

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Explore How Themes Develop in the Play

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In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme or idea in an extract from the play and then consider this theme or idea in the play as a whole.

It is important that you know the key parts of the text where these themes are presented and also how they develop and change across the course of the play.

For a higher mark in the exam, it's also important to analyse Shakespeare's use of language/structure/dramatic devices.

 

Some of the themes Shakespeare explores in the play are:

Love

Marriage

Warfare

Ideas of nothing

Deception

Dishonour/honour

Gender

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Shakespeare explores in 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

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