Measure for Measure

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In the Duke Vincentio’s absence from Vienna, his strict deputy Angelo revives an ancient law forbidding sex outside marriage. The young Claudio, whose fiancée Juliet is pregnant, is condemned to death by the law. His sister Isabella, soon to become a nun, pleads with Lord Angelo for her brother’s life. But her purity so excites Angelo that he offers her a monstrous bargain – he will save Claudio if Isabella will visit him that night.

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‘Language is his power. His characters are precisely the words they speak’ A. S. Byatt

A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain – her brother’s life in exchange for her virginity. One of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic plays, Measure for Measure is a morally complex drama of intricate moves and countermoves that explores falsehood, justice and humanity’s best and basest instincts.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by J. M. Nosworthy
Introduction by Julia Briggs

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Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

lxxvii, 140

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.33 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K