Measure for measure: with new and updated critical essays and a revised bibliography

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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 Folger.edu.
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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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Chastity -- Drama
Comedies
Corruption -- Drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Measure for measure
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Measure for measure -- Bibliography
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 : with new and updated critical essays and a revised bibliography [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
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.
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Chastity
Classic Literature
Corruption
Drama
Fiction
Shakespeare, William