Much Ado About Nothing was written by William Shakespeare between the years of 1598 and 1599. Shakespeare was an English actor, poet, and playwright born on April 26th, 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language and the world’s most known dramatist. He is also known as “The Bard” or “England’s National Poet.” He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Most of his known work was produced between the years of 1589-1613. He passed away on April 23rd, 1616, just a few days shy of his 53rd birthday. Other plays include but are not limited to: Hamlet, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.