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The Oxford School Shakespeare has become the preferred introduction to the literary legacy of the greatest playwright in the English language. This exclusive collection of the Bard's best works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each play is presented complete and unabridged, in large print. Every book is well illustrated, and starts with a commentary and character summary. Scene synopses and character summaries clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays explore the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. Each book ends with a complete list of Shakespeare's plays and a brief chronology of the Bard's life. The detailed explanatory notes are written clearly and positioned right next to the text--no more squinting at microscopic footnotes or flipping pages back and forth in search of endnotes!

The new edition of the series features new covers and new illustrations, including both new drawings and photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays around the globe. In addition, the notes and the introductory material have been completely revised in line with new research and in order to make them clearer and more accessible. Finally, the entire text has been redesigned and reset to enhance readability. The new edition achieves the feat of unprecedented clarity of presentation without any cuts to the original text or the detailed explanations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198320104
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/8/2004
  • Series: Oxford School Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Abbreviations ix
Introduction
I The Text xi
II Date xxxi
III Sources xxxv
IV The Play lv
(1) Form lv
(2) Themes lxiii
1. Justice and Mercy lxiii
2. Grace and Nature lxxii
3. Creation and Death lxxxiii
(3) Conclusions xci
Measure for Measure 1
Appendices
1. Sources 151
(1) Letter of Joseph Macarius to George Pernezith 151
(2) Extract from the Hecatommithi of Giraldi Cinthio 155
(3) Extract from The Historie of Promos and Cassandra 166
(4) Extract from Too Good to be True 193
2. The Song, 'Take, o take those lips away' (IV. i) 201
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    The story is very compelling for a Shakespeare student such as myself. It certainly isn't my favorite from the Bard, however, it is still a classic! I am taking a "Measure for Measure" English elective for my Senior year (high school), so it was not something I purchased just by my own curiosity. The "Duke of dark corners" will either have you cheering for him in the end, or sitting in disgust for the strange chaos/resolution he creates. Pompey Bum, Mistress Overdone, and Lucio never cease to please with their bawdy humor. Angelo will displease for his hipocricy and badly timed lusting. Isabella's clever innocence compared to brother Claudio's mistakes and wise words make for an interesting pair of siblings. Shakespeare has much to offer - go for it!

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