Measure for Measure

9780743484909

Measure for Measure

  • ISBN 13:

    9780743484909

  • ISBN 10:

    0743484908

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/01/2005
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Shakespeare's vivid dramatic projection of moral and ethical issues in Measure for Measure has given the play great appeal to both readers and theatergoers. Exploring the play's qualities as a complex work of art written specifically for the theater, the introduction to this new edition setsthe play in its historical context, discussing the originality of Shakespeare's treatment of a well-known story. Bawcutt explains the obsolete marriage customs, and also offers a comprehensive account of the text's theatrical afterlife from Restoration adaptations to recent productions.

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