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Much Ado About Nothing Teaching Unit
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- Identify what the friar represents in the play and explain his role.
- Explain the significance of the title of the play Much Ado About Nothing.
- In an essay prove or refute that a major theme in this play is, “the reality of a situation may not be as it appears.”
- State what comic relief is, and cite the instances in this play where it appears.
- Identify the role of “the commoner” (in this case, Dogberry) in a Shakespearean play, and explain how his language is different from the language of the upper class heroes and heroines.
- In an essay, prove that Much Ado About Nothing is a typical Shakespearean comedy. Be specific. Cite examples from the play to make the point.
- Identify wit as a comic element in the play.
- Identify the role of “the commoner” in this play and explain how his language is different from the language of the heroes and heroines in the play.
- Demonstrate how the theme “Reality versus Appearance” is developed in this play.
- Write a paragraph which discusses the significance of the play’s title.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.