Roles of Leadership

Act 2, Scene 1 Read Aloud

Work Time

Read act 2, scene 1 aloud, stopping along the way for questions and clarifications.

This scene of the play has a lot of wordplay and puns. Beatrice and Benedick, in particular, make jokes and references that you may not understand the first time around. Since you’re reading this play hundreds of years after it was written, you might not get everything the first time through.

Don’t worry if you don’t get everything all at once. The most important thing is that you understand what’s going on with the characters and their relationships.