Measure for Measure
One of Shakespeare's "dark comedies," Measure for Measure is as noteworthy for its fascinating political and social implications as for its compelling characters: a duke masquerading as a monk, a would-be nun ordered to sacrifice her chastity to save her brother's life, and a self-righteous courtier, professing his incorruptibility while concealing a depraved private life.
In this engrossing drama set in 16th-century Vienna, Duke Vincentio attempts to enforce the city's long-ignored morality laws, which results in a death sentence for Claudio, a young man accused of seducing and impregnating his fiancée. Isabella, his sister, attempts to gain a pardon for him, but refuses when she is asked to exchange her virtue for her brother's life.
Claudio eventually is freed and utter tragedy is averted, as Shakespeare explores with force and sensitivity the basis of good government, public and private morality, and the balancing of justice and mercy, among other themes.
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|Grouping Title||measure for measure|
|Grouping Author||william shakespeare|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-06-23 04:51:31AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-06-23 05:07:33AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780486159669|
Rauch, Bill, 1962-
|author||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
Online Hoopla Collection
Online OverDrive Collection
|display_description||Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this powerful play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality at all levels of society. This volume also includes more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:|
• an original Introduction to Measure for Measure
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
• commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
• photographs of key RSC productions
• an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
The Pelican Shakespeare
The Pelican Shakespeare|
Brothers and sisters -- Drama
Carpenter, B. Frank
Chastity -- Drama
Corruption -- Drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations
Vienna (Austria) -- Drama
|title_display||Measure for Measure|
|title_full||Measure for Measure|
Measure for Measure [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
Measure for Measure [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William.
Measure for measure [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
|title_short||Measure for Measure|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters|
Carpenter, B. Frank