Measure for Measure
Publish date: June 1st 1964
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
When I was recently in London I picked up a box set at The Globe containing a collection of plays that they had filmed and kindly decided to release. As such when I sat down on the train and began reading this play I half expected to be able to then go and watch it at a later date. As it turned out ...
Measure for Measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare’s plays. In it, a duke temporarily removes himself from governing his city-state, deputizing a member of his administration, Angelo, to enforce the laws more rigorously. Angelo chooses as his first victim Claudio, condemning...
The more I read of Shakespeare the more I think that the best way to think of him is as an experimental author and Measure for Measure is one of his more experimental plays. It is based on what was essentially a contemporary urban myth of a man who has been sentenced to die for having sex outside o...
Measure for Measure is a play about lust in the sense that Claudio has been sleeping with a woman, Juliet even though they are not married. Is it love or is it lust. In my mind this is really love turned into lust because they had been married, but could not acknowledge it because of some problem w...
Measure for Measure was perhaps my least favorite Shakespeare play I read in my class a couple semesters back. I sometimes have difficulty grasping the concept of Shakespeare’s “comedies,” because I am used to comedies being funny instead of simply having everyone get married to different people at ...
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