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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1598-1599
  • First known performance: May 1613 (possibly at The Globe in 1600)
  • Number of lines: 2581
  • Number of scenes: 17
  • Total Characters: 23
  • Prose/Verse: 72%/28%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1600)
  • Possible Sources: La Prima Parte de la Novelle del Bandello (Lucca, 1554), Fedele and Fortunio (Anthony Munday, 1585), The Faerie Queene (Edmund Spenser, 1590), Orlando Furioso (Ludovico Ariosto, 1591)

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