Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure Third Series - Arden Shakespeare Third

3rd ed.

Hardback (23 Jan 2020)

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Synopsis

Often described as one of Shakespeare's '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 play's implications on topics including love, marriage, sexuality, consent, mortality, religion, statecraft, moderation, and theatre itself.

Book information

ISBN: 9781904271420
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Imprint: Arden Shakespeare
Pub date:
Edition: 3rd ed.
DEWEY: 822.33
Language: English
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 560g
Height: 137mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 32mm