Measure for Measure (The Oxford Shakespeare)

Measure for Measure (The Oxford Shakespeare)

by WilliamShakespeare (Author), N.W.Bawcutt (Editor)

Synopsis

"Measure for Measure"'s exploration of moral and ethical issues has ensured its wide popularity among modern readers and theatregoers. This new edition sets the play in its historical context, examining Shakespeare's treatment of a well-known story already modified by Cinthio and Whetstone, and explaining the marriage customs that play a pivotal role in the action. The volume also provides a detailed commentary throughout the text of the play, and a guide to productions of the play, including recent interpretations at Stratford.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 22 Aug 1991

ISBN 10: 019281446X
ISBN 13: 9780192814463