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KS3 & GCSE Literature - Heinemann Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing Activities

KS3 & GCSE Literature - Heinemann Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing Activities

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Take a look at these sample activities from the new Heinemann Shakespeare series for Much Ado About Nothing.

Tried and tested, these popular resources for KS3 and GCSE English are being relaunched in order to give your pupils even more support in their Shakespearean studies.

To see more free sample activities from Heinemann Shakepeare, or to order your copies, visit us now at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Literature/Shakespeare/HeinemannShakespeare/Try/Try.aspx
Take a look at these sample activities from the new Heinemann Shakespeare series for Much Ado About Nothing.

Tried and tested, these popular resources for KS3 and GCSE English are being relaunched in order to give your pupils even more support in their Shakespearean studies.

To see more free sample activities from Heinemann Shakepeare, or to order your copies, visit us now at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Literature/Shakespeare/HeinemannShakespeare/Try/Try.aspx

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Plot lines
Act 1 introduces three different plots: • Claudio is in love with Hero. • Beatrice and Benedick compete to see who is smarter. • Don John hates ... everyone. It is easier to understand these separate plots if we set them out in a table, like this: Plot line 1: Claudio and Hero Points Plot line 2: Beatrice and Benedick Plot line 3: Don John He fought against his brother Don Pedro in the recent war

We can place these in a bigger version of the same table: Plot line 1: Claudio and Hero Points Plot line 2: Beatrice and Benedick Plot line 3: Don John He fought against his brother Don Pedro in the recent war

Before the war They are old Claudio was not ‘sparring partners’ ready to fall in love

Before the war They are old Claudio was not ‘sparring partners’ ready to fall in love

Quotations In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on.

There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her.

I must be sad when I have cause, and smile at no man’s jests.

Here are some more plot points: • • • • • • Now he wants his revenge They enjoy scoring points off each other Now he knows he is in love with her Claudio helped Don Pedro defeat him in the battle Benedick says he will never marry He agrees to let Don Pedro help him declare his love for her

2 uild up your own table in the same way and add these other B quotations to it: I will assume thy part in some disguise, And tell fair Hero I am Claudio

1 opy out the table and put each of the plot points in the right box. C Warning: the list is not in the right order!

Supporting quotations
We can back up the plot points with quotations. Here are some quotations that tell us more about the three plot lines: • In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on. • There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her. • I must be sad when I have cause, and smile at no man’s jests.
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That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way.

I will live a bachelor

If I had my mouth, I would bite

I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick, nobody marks you.

And the conclusion is she shall be thine.
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