9780393931716

Measure For Measure Nce Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393931716

  • ISBN10:

    0393931714

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2009
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) is the most influential writer in English history. Shakespeare has been called The Barb of Avon and England's national poet. There are 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets and 38 plays in his collected works. He began work as an actor and writer in London first writing comedies and historic plays. He later wrote tragedies. Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Othello are some of his more famous plays. Measure for Measure was written around 1603 and is considered to be one of Shakespeare's problem plays. When Vincentio leaves the city government in the hands of judge Angelo the laws against fornication, which had been loosely enforced would now be more strictly observed. When a young couple is caught expecting a child out of wedlock the man is sentenced to death. Vincentio is disguised as a friar to spy on the doings in his city and aids in a plan to stop Angelo.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
The Text of Measure for Measure
A Note on the Text
Textual Variants
Sources
Probable Sources
Giraldi Cinthio: From Hecatommithi
From The Tragedy of Epitia
Primary Sources
From Promos and Cassandra
From Basilikon Doron [The King's Gift]
Analogues
From The Second Part of Too Good to Be True
From The Adventures of Brusanus
Criticism
From Preface to The Works of Shakespear
From Shakespear Illustrated
From Preface to The Plays of William Shakespeare and Comments on Measure for Measure
From Remarks on Measure for Measure
From Characters of Shakespear's Plays
From Table Talk
From Literary Remains
The Problem: Plays and Measure for Measure
From Shakespearean Tragedy
From Shakespeare
From The Wheel of Fire
The Date of Measure for Measure
From The Problem of Measure for Measure
Transgression and Surveillance in Measure for Measure
From The Patriarchal Bard: Feminist Criticism and Shakespeare: King Lear and Measure for Measure
The Duke in Measure for Measure
From The Bed-Trick in English Renaissance Drama
Adaptations and Responses
From The Law against Lovers
From Measure for Measure, or, Beauty the Best Advocate
From Measure for Measure
Selected Bibliography
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