Much Ado About Nothing Outline

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Henry Gilelach THEA 2040 Sec 039 9/24/17 Much Ado about Nothing Outline I. Act 1 A. Scene 1 – Before Leonato’s House 1. Characters a. Leonato: Leonato is a wealthy man with some status of nobility in Messina. He is Beatrice’s uncle, and Hero’s father. b. Hero: Leonato’s daughter, who is the love interest of Claudio. c. Beatrice: A sarcastic and witty woman who constantly throws snide remarks and wordplay at people. d. Don Pedro: A man from Aragon of noble status, and a friend of Leonato. He is sort of the superior officer of Benedick and Claudio, and returns from war with them in Scene 1. e. Don John: Don Pedro’s illegitimate brother, he seems pretty sullen and upset. f. Claudio: A young Florentine who is smitten with Hero and thus wishes…show more content…
Ursula: Also an attendant/maid, who will assist Hero in tricking Beatrice. d. Beatrice 2. Plot a. Hero sends Margaret to tell Beatrice that Hero and Ursula are having some sort of conversation about her. b. Hero and Ursula talk about Benedick’s love for Beatrice and have a lengthy conversation about it. c. Beatrice decides Benedick may be the man for her. B. Scene 2 – A room in Leonato’s house 1. Characters a. Claudio b. Don Pedro c. Benedick d. Leonato e. Don John 2. Plot a. Don Pedro, Claudio, and Leonato suggest that Benedick is in love, since he is acting rather strange and being quiet. b. They continue to poke fun at him. c. Don John arrives and tells Don Pedro and Claudio that Hero is disloyal. d. Claudio is upset. C. Scene 3 – A street 1. Characters a. Dogberry: The chief of the police force of Messina, who seems to be using words incorrectly. b. Verges: Dogberry’s deputy. c. Watchmen: General police force. d. Borachio e. Conrade 2. Plot a. Dogberry and Verges lecture the watch about what to do with criminals, in mostly ineffective ways. b. Borachio and Conrade discuss Don John’s plans to disrupt Hero and Claudio’s marriage, and are taken in for questioning by nearby watchmen. D. Scene 4 – Hero’s apartment 1. Characters a. Hero b.…show more content…
Characters a. Leonato b. Dogberry c. Verges 2. Plot a. Dogberry and Verges inform Leonato of their apprehension of Borachio and Conrade. b. They are very vague in their communication though, which adds some comedy. IV. Act 4 A: Scene 1 – A church 1. Characters a. Don Pedro b. Don John c. Leonato d. Friar Francis e. Claudio f. Benedick g. Hero h. Beatrice 2. Plot a. The Friar attempts to marry Claudio and Hero. b. Claudio bursts into a tirade denouncing Hero as unfaithful. c. Hero is clearly very upset. d. Everyone is confused. e. Hero passes out and everyone is grieving, Claudio and the Dons leave. f. Francis tries to support Hero’s innocence, and Leonato forms a plan to allow Hero to restore her dignity by feigning her death. g. Benedick and Beatrice confess their love for one another. B. Scene 2 – A prison 1. Characters a. Dogberry b. Verges c. Borachio d. Conrade 2. Plot a. An interrogation happens, and Borachio discloses his actions and payment from Don John. V. Act 5 A: Scene 1 – Before Leonato’s House 1. Characters a. Leonato b. Antonio c. Don Pedro d. Claudio e. Benedick f. Dogberry g. Verges 2. Plot a. Leonato is very upset after the failed wedding, and Antonio attempts to ease his
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