The Oxford Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
|Author||: William Shakespeare|
|Publisher||: Oxford Paperbacks|
|Total Pages||: 0|
|Rating||: 4/5 (842 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Oxford Shakespeare: Measure for Measure written by William Shakespeare and published by Oxford Paperbacks. This book was released on 2008-04-17 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Claudio breaks the new laws against vice in Vienna by getting his fiancee, Julietta, pregnant, a series of ethical issues is brought under scrutiny. His sister's virtue is held to ransom by the deputy ruler of the city until justice is done, mercy shown, and order restored. This is among Shakespeare's most vivid dramatic projections of moral duplicity. The introduction discusses the origins of his treatment of the well-known story and examines his sources. The editor also sets the play in its historical context and offers the most comprehensive available account of the text's theatrical life form Restoration adaptations to present-day productions.