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Measure for Measure : The Oxford Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure

The Oxford Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780199535842
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 15+ years old

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Shakespeare's vivid dramatic projection of moral and ethical issues in Measure for Measure has given the play great appeal to both readers and theatergoers. Exploring the play's qualities as a complex work of art written specifically for the theater, the introduction to this new edition sets the play in its historical context, discussing the originality of Shakespeare's treatment of a well-known story. Bawcutt explains the obsolete marriage customs, and also offers a comprehensive account of the text's theatrical afterlife from Restoration adaptations to recent productions.

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`The introduction is quite informative and sensible, the text accurate and handsome, the notes solicitous enough to sustain a beginning student and deep enough to support scholarly uses ... another good edition of the play: highly learned, handsome, accurate, and fair-minded.' Robert N. Watson, Shakespeare Quarterly, Summer '93 'well-balanced, intelligent, and slightly detached from the play and its issues' J.G. Saunders, Review of English Studies, Vol. 45, No. 177, Feb, 1994

List of illustrations; General Introduction: Measure for Measure as a Jacobean play, Sources, The Play in Performance, The Play; Textual Introduction; Editorial Procedures; MEASURE FOR MEASURE; Appendix A: Longer Textual Notes; Appendix B: Alterations to Lineation; Appendix C: John Wilson's Setting of `Take, O Take'; Index to the Commentary

ISBN: 9780199535842
ISBN-10: 0199535841
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 15+ years old
For Grades: 10+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.28

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