Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Book - 1994
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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.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9780192814463
019281446X
Characteristics: ix, 255 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Bawcutt, N. W.

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