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Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare

Part of "The New Penguin Shakespeare" series, this text looks at "Measure for Measure" with an introduction, a list of further reading, commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play. The series is used and recommended by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Measure for Measure Summary


Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Since the rediscovery of Elizabethan stage conditions early this century, admiration for Measure for Measure has steadily risen. It is now a favorite with the critics and has attracted widely different styles of performance. At one extreme the play is seen as a religious allegory, at the other it has been interpreted as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises that shock the audience even to the end. The introduction describes the play's critical reception and stage history and how these have varied according to prevailing social, moral and religious issues, which were highly sensitive when

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GOR000603963
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1969-03-01
192
0140707158
9780140707151
N/A
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