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Measure for measure

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Measure for Measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare's plays. In it, a duke temporarily removes himself from governing his city-state, deputizing a member of his administration, Angelo, to enforce the laws more rigorously. Angelo chooses as his first victim Claudio, condemning him to death because he impregnated Juliet before their marriage. Claudio's sister Isabella, who is entering a convent, pleads for her brother's life. Angelo attempts to extort sex from her, but Isabella preserves her chastity. The duke, in disguise, eavesdrops as she tells her brother about Angelo's behavior, then offers to ally himself with her against Angelo. Modern responses to the play show how it can be transformed by its reception in present culture to evoke continuing fascination. To some, the duke (the government) seems meddlesome; to others, he is properly imposing moral standards. Angelo and Isabella's encounter exemplifies sexual harassment. Others see a woman's right to control her body in Isabella's choice between her virginity and her brother's life. The authoritative edition of Measure for Measure from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Christy Desmet The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
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Full title measure for measure
Author shakespeare william
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When a young woman is offered the choice ofsaving a man's life at the price of her own chastity, what should she do?

The political and moral corruption of Vienna has driven Duke Vincentio into hiding while his deputy governor, Angelo is left to revive the old discipline of civic authority. Angelos First act is to imprison Claudio, a young nobleman who has gotten his betrothed, Juliet, with child. Under the old laws, this is punishable by death. Angelo next offers Isabella, sister to Claudio and a beautiful young novice about to take her vows, the chance to save her brother's life at the price of her own chastity. Disguised as a friar, the duke returns to manipulate the players and deliver justice in one or Shakespeare's darkest plays concerned with the nature of justice and morality.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters -- Drama, Chastity -- Drama, Corruption -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations, Vienna (Austria) -- Drama
title_display Measure for measure
title_full Measure for Measure, Measure for measure / William Shakespeare, Measure for measure / William Shakespeare ; edited by J.M. Nosworthy, Measure for measure / William Shakespeare ; edited by Jonathan Crewe, Measure for measure / William Shakespeare ; edited by N.W. Bawcutt, Measure for measure / by William Shakespeare, Measure for measure / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, Measure for measure / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Louis B. Wright ; illustrated by Virginia A LaMar, Measure for measure / edited by Davis Harding, Measure for measure / edited by Roma Gill, Measure for measure Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., Measure for measure [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's Measure for measure [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., William Shakespeare's Measure for measure [sound recording] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short Measure for measure
topic_facet Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters, Chastity, Classic Literature, Corruption, Drama, Fiction, Shakespeare, William