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Much Ado About Nothing | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Author

William Shakespeare

Years Written

1598–99

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy

About the Title

The title Much Ado About Nothing suggests the conflict of this play is about nothing, as one of the characters is accused of something that didn't actually happen. A second way to view the title is through the lens of Elizabethan language, when the word nothing was slang for female genitalia. This reading signals the play is about female sexuality.

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