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Measure for Measure : Cambridge School Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure

Cambridge School Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare, Jane Coles (Editor), Rex Gibson (Editor)


Published: 12th April 1993
For Ages: 16+ years old
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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, Measure for Measure has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version of Measure for Measure aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

List of characters
Measure for Measure
A problem play?
The writer in his time
The powerful and the powerless
Justice and mercy
Sex and sexuality
The language of Measure for Measure
Setting and staging
William Shakespeare.
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ISBN: 9780521425063
ISBN-10: 0521425069
Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th April 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.34