Much Ado About Nothing

Play A piece of Literature meant to be performed on a stage with actors and sets.
Tragedy A play in which the hero is destroyed by some character flaw or by forces beyond his control.
Comedy A light funny play with a happy ending
Act A large division in a play~Shakespeare always had 5
Scene A smaller division within an act
Aside Word spoken by a character in a play, usually in an undertone, not intended to be heard by the other characters
Foil Someone who serves as a contrast or challenge to another character and therefore reveals much about the other character.
Monolouge A long interrupted speech that is spoken in the presence of others
Soliloquy A speech delivered by a character when he/she is alone on stage~as if he/she were thinking aloud
Rhyming Couplet A pair of lines that rhyme
Figurative Language Language that is not taken literally, but has another meaning beneath the surface
Simile A type of figurative language when one thing is compared WITH another
Metaphor A type of figurative language when one thing is compared TO another
Pun The humorous use of a word that makes use of both of it’s meanings
Hyperbole A phrase that uses extra/extreme exaggeration
Benedick Who says this quote?She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.
Claudio Who says this quote?’Tis certain so; the prince woos for himself. Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Leonato Who says this quote?You must not, sir, mistake my niece. There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her: they never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them
Benedick Who says this quote?A miracle! here’s our own hands against our hearts. Come, I will have thee; but, by this light, I take thee for pity.
Benedick Who says this quote?What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?
Claudio Who says this quote?Give not this rotten orange to your friend. She’s but the sign and semblance of her honor. Behold how like a maid she blushes here!
Friar Who says this quote?Pause awhile, And let my counsel sway you in this case. Your daughter here the princes left for dead: Let her awhile be secretly kept in, 1And publish it that she is dead indeed;
Hero Who says this quote?O my father, Prove you that any man with me conversed At hours unmeet, or that I yesternight Maintain’d the change of words with any creature, Refuse me, hate me, torture me to death!
Benedick Who says this quote?Enough, I am engaged; I will challenge him. I will kiss your hand, and so I leave you. By this hand, Claudio shall render me a dear account.
Benedick Who says this quote?But that my Lady Beatrice should know me, and not know me! The prince’s fool! Ha…Well, I’ll be revenged as I may.
Messina, Italy Where is Much Ado set? (Where did this play take place?)
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth was queen during Shakespeare’s lifetime
Yes Did Queen Elizabeth support plays and or theater?
16th century This play took place in the 16th century (Time Period)
noting The title of this play is a pun because nothing was spelled the same as noting
humble Shakespeare came from humble beginnings
globe theater Shakespeare often preformed in the globe theater
The kings men What was the name of the troop that Shakespeare was part of? (The second one)
Stratford-upon-Avon What city/town was Shakespeare born in?
April 23 Shakespeare’s birthday is April 23
45 years Queen Elizabeth’s reign lasted for 45 years
Hero Leonato’s daughter; excited about love
Claudio Honorable soldier; sensitive; over reacts; loves hero
Beatrice Leonato’s niece; sassy; witty; clever
Benedick Soldier; hates love; changes his mind
Don Pedro Prince of Aragon, general in the army, caring, generous
Leonato Father of hero, doesn’t support her at all when accused
Don John Don pedro’s brother, miserable, evil, cruel
Borachio Don John’s evil friend; came up with the plan
Conrade Don john’s evil friend (Not Borachio)
Friar Priest who stayed positive and stayed on Hero’s side
Margret Hero’s lady in waiting; found a new confidence after betraying her; Loves Borachio
Dogberry The comic relief in this play who tries to do the right thing and messes up.
Verges Dogberry’s assistant; agrees with everything he says

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