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Much Ado About Nothing

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

This one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy brims with wordplay, romance, and deceit.

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
5 M | 4 W | 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Interior and Exterior


 26 pages

The sparkling wordplay of Beatrice and Benedick are at the centre of this romantic comedy, which also brims with villainy, schemes, and deceit.


Characters

 16
5 Men, 4 Women, 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

MALE:


DON PEDRO [M]
53 lines
A Prince from Aragon. Benedick and Claudio’s commanding officer.
DON JOHN [M]
27 lines
Don Pedro’s bastard brother.
BENEDICK [M]
72 lines
A soldier. In a relationship with Beatrice.
CLAUDIO [M]
42 lines
A soldier. In a relationship with Hero.
FRIAR FRANCIS [M]
13 lines

FEMALE:


BEATRICE [W]
60 lines
Leonato’s/Leonata’s niece. In a relationship with Benedick.
HERO [W]
24 lines
Leonato’s/Leonata’s daughter. In a relationship with Claudio.
MARGARET [W]
5 lines
Gentlewoman to Hero.
URSULA [W]
11 lines
Gentlewoman to Hero.

EITHER MALE OR FEMALE:


LEONATO/LEONATA [A]
51 lines
Governor of Messina. Hero’s father and Beatrice’s uncle.
BORACHIO/BORACHIA [A]
17 lines
Follower of Don John.
CONRADE/CONSTANZA [A]
11 lines
Follower of Don John.
DOGBERRY [A]
22 lines
A constable.
VERGES [A]
13 lines
A police recruit.
MESSENGER [A]
5 lines
SEXTON [A]
4 lines


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Much Ado About Nothing
cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
5 M | 4 W | 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Interior and Exterior


 26 pages

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