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Measure for Measure (New Cambridge Shakespeare)

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Publisher Comments:

Since the rediscovery of Elizabethan stage conditions early this century, admiration for Measure for Measure has steadily risen. It is now a favourite with the critics and has attracted widely different styles of performance. At one extreme, the play is seen as a religious allegory; at the other, it has been interpreted as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises which shock the audience even to the end. His introduction considers how the play’s critical reception and stage history have varied according to prevailing social, moral and religious issues, which have remained highly sensitive. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Angela Stock, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list.

Synopsis:

Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching Measure for Measure, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises which shock the audience even to the end. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Angela Stock, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list.

Synopsis:

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure is widely studied in schools and on undergraduate courses. It has been variously interpreted, sometimes as a religious allegory, sometimes as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. This edition focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement afforded by its dramatic rhythm, and the Jacobean social and political context from which the play emerged.

Synopsis:

Updated edition of Measure for Measure, including a new introductory section on recent interpretations.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Date; Puritanism, political allusion and censorship; The sources and their shaping; The play; The play on the stage; Note of the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Textual analysis; Reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521670784
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Gibbons, Brian
Editor:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Chastity
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Vienna (Austria)
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
8.92x6.04x.56 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 221 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521670784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching Measure for Measure, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises which shock the audience even to the end. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Angela Stock, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list.
"Synopsis" by , Shakespeare's Measure for Measure is widely studied in schools and on undergraduate courses. It has been variously interpreted, sometimes as a religious allegory, sometimes as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. This edition focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement afforded by its dramatic rhythm, and the Jacobean social and political context from which the play emerged.
"Synopsis" by , Updated edition of Measure for Measure, including a new introductory section on recent interpretations.
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