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Measure for Measure (Arden Shakespeare Second)

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Publisher Comments:

J. W. Lever was a professor at Durham University in the UK. He edited editions of As You Like It and A MidsummerNight's Dream for the New Swan Shakespeare Series, and wrote many articles that appeared in Shakespeare Survey, including "Shakespeare and the Ideas of his Time" and "Twentieth-century Studies in Shakespeares Songs, Sonnets, and Poems." He also edited Every Man in his Humour by Ben Jonson for the Regents Renaissance Drama Series, and wrote a book entitled The Tragedy of State: A Study of Jacobean Drama.

The editor's introduction to this Arden edition covers the play's historical background, characters, and cultural references, and discusses key themes (Justice and Mercy; Grace and Nature; Creation and Death) and analytical conclusions. The play itself is followed by two appendices: the first, on sources, includes a letter of Joseph Macarius to George Pernezíth, an extract from the Hecatommithi of Giraldi Cinthio, an extract from The Historie of Promos and Cassandra by George Whetstone, and an extract from Too Good to be True by Thomas Lupton. The second appendix is the song, 'Take, o take those lips away' (IV. i). This edition also includes a list of abbreviations used in the text for reference. 

The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Synopsis:

When Claudio breaks the new laws against vice in Vienna by getting his fiancee, Julietta, pregnant, a series of ethical issues is brought under scrutiny. His sister's virtue is held to ransom by the deputy ruler of the city until justice is done, mercy shown, and order restored.

Synopsis:

The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of Measure for Measure provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903436448
Editor:
Lever, J. W.
Author:
Lever, J. W.
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Second (Paperback)
Publication Date:
March 1968
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92 x 5.07 x 0.63 in

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"Synopsis" by , When Claudio breaks the new laws against vice in Vienna by getting his fiancee, Julietta, pregnant, a series of ethical issues is brought under scrutiny. His sister's virtue is held to ransom by the deputy ruler of the city until justice is done, mercy shown, and order restored.
"Synopsis" by , The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of Measure for Measure provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.
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