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Measure for Measure (Wordsworth Classics) By William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure (Wordsworth Classics)
by William Shakespeare

Although this play ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. It shows the difficulty of effecting an appropriate balance between judicial severity and mercy, between sexual repression and decadence, and between political vigilance and social manipulation.
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The drama shows the difficulty of effecting an appropriate balance between judicial severity and mercy, between sexual repression and decadence, and between political vigilance and social manipulation. These problems remain topical, and, in Measure for Measure, they are given immediacy by vivid character-conflicts and memorably intense poetry. This is one of Shakespeare's most probing and powerful works.

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Sku
GOR001232955
Title
Measure for Measure (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
144
ISBN 10
185326251X
ISBN 13
9781853262517
Prizes
N/A
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