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Measure for Measure (Oxford Shakespeare Series)
     

Measure for Measure (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare, N. W. Bawcutt (Editor)
 

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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 sets the play in its historical context, discussing the originality of

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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 sets the 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.

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129080
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

N. R. Bawcutt is Reader in English Literature, University of Liverpool

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Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Katelyn-Speare More than 1 year ago
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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