Measure For Measure: Third Series (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Measure For Measure: Third Series (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series) by William Shakespeare 190427143X 9781904271437
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Often described as one of Shakespeares problem plays, Measure for Measure explores issues of mercy and justice in corrupt Vienna. The Duke makes his strict moralistic deputy, Angelo, temporary leader of Vienna, while he disguises himself as a friar to witness all that ensues.

In the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition, with commentary and notes from A. R. Braunmuller, Robert N. Watson explores the recent increased attention to the play and the shifting judgements of key characters such as the Duke and Isabella. He analyses the social foundations of these changes, their validity as readings of the text, and their manifestations in performance. It also explores the plays implications on topics including love, marriage, sexuality, consent, mortality, religion, statecraft, moderation, and theatre itself.

Author: William Shakespeare

Language: English

Edition: 3rd

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 440

Publisher: The Arden Shakespeare

Publication Date: 2020-01-23


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