This page contains links to the free original script of Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare.
Another thing to bear in mind as you read the Much Ado About Nothing text are Shakespeare’s stage directions, which are italicised. Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines. Some stage directions can be a little confusing, so have a read of our understanding Shakespeare’s stage directions article.
The text of Much Ado About Nothing is very long, so we have separated the play into it’s original Acts and Scenes. Click on the appropriate links below to read Shakespeare’s original script of Much Ado About Nothing, or Much Ado About Nothing translated into simple, modern English: