Measure for Measure

"The version of Measure For Measure and the corresponding footnotes that appear in this volume were originally published in William Shakespeare: Complete Works, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, published in 2007 by Modern Library ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435193112

Category: English drama

Page: 274

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"The version of Measure For Measure and the corresponding footnotes that appear in this volume were originally published in William Shakespeare: Complete Works, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, published in 2007 by Modern Library"--T.p. verso.

Measure for Measure

Read Shakespeare's plays in all their brilliance--and understand what every word means! Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable.

Author: SparkNotes

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 1454928042

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 256

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Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance--and understand what every word means! Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains the complete text of the original play along with a line-by-line translation, a complete list of characters, and plenty of helpful commentary. This dark comedy, set in Verona, explores virtue and sin. Claudio has been arrested for getting his mistress pregnant--and Angelo, the strict, morality-spouting judge, has sentenced him to death. When Claudio's sister Isabella, a novice nun, begs Angelo to show mercy, he is instantly smitten . . . and offers Isabella a choice: her virginity for her brother's life.

Shakespeare s Measure for Measure

Her study falls into three main sections. She begins by discussing other versions of the story in European literature that may have been known to Shakespeare, and the way in which they may be used to throw light on his intentions.

Author: Mary Lascelles

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472513496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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In devoting a whole book to Measure for Measure Miss Lascelles has expressed her conviction that in no other way can the sharp divisions of opinion which characterise recent criticism of the play be resolved. She considers that to continue discussing the large issues involved in the limited space of a single article or chapter is to continue to fail to take full account of the difficulties the reader or playgoer finds perplexing. Her study falls into three main sections. She begins by discussing other versions of the story in European literature that may have been known to Shakespeare, and the way in which they may be used to throw light on his intentions. Next, she undertakes a long and reflective analysis of the play's successive phases. Finally, at the conclusion of this essential investigation of the evidence, she shows how it supports the view that the complexity of Measure for Measure is the necessary condition of its greatness.

A Study Guide for William Shakespeare s Measure for Measure

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410352378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 41

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A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Shakespeare for Students for all of your research needs.

William Shakespeare s Measure for Measure A Retelling in Prose

This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's problem play "Measure for Measure." People who read this version first will find it much easier to understand the language of the original play.

Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312996151

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The Oxford Shakespeare Measure for Measure

This is among Shakespeare's most vivid dramatic projections of moral duplicity. The introduction discusses the origins of his treatment of the well-known story and examines his sources.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535841

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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When Claudio breaks the new laws against vice in Vienna by getting his fiancee, Julietta, pregnant, a series of ethical issues is brought under scrutiny. His sister's virtue is held to ransom by the deputy ruler of the city until justice is done, mercy shown, and order restored. This is among Shakespeare's most vivid dramatic projections of moral duplicity. The introduction discusses the origins of his treatment of the well-known story and examines his sources. The editor also sets the play in its historical context and offers the most comprehensive available account of the text's theatrical life form Restoration adaptations to present-day productions.

Measure for Measure

Presents the text of the classic comedy, along with explanatory notes and commentary

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 0451527151

Category: Drama

Page: 228

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A timeless tale from the immortal Bard--revised and repackaged!