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One of Shakespheres best

Advantages: Great plot
Disadvantages: None

Another A-Level English Book! Measure for Measure was written in 1603 or 1604. The play was first published in 1623 in the First Folio. The earliest recorded performance of Measure for Measure took place on "St. Steven's night", December 26, 1604. D ...

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Questions, questions, questions

Advantages: Intriguing characters, underlying themes?
Disadvantages: Difficult to read, can be confusing

PLOT SYNOPSIS This is a brief overview to a very complicated play. I have also purposely not given away the ending of the play. Set in Vienna (a change from the usual setting of Verona), we meet the Duke, who has failed to enforce the laws of the stat ...

VerySpecialOne 14.03.2006 · Read full review
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My Measure on Measure for Measure

Advantages: Thought-provoking with plenty of humour
Disadvantages: I doesn't say what happens next at the end

In the 400 years since this play was written, many people more qualified than myself have ventured their opinions on it. In the new millennium, there are some who would argue it has lost its relevance, but I am not amongst that number. Besides, it’s a p ...

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'Fie, these filthy vices'

Advantages: Excellent characterisations, copious sex
Disadvantages: Very odd final speech, flawed structure & plot

SEX! Disgusting, sordid sex! That’s what this play is about; the revolting and fetid gloopiness of the sexual act and all related activities. Well, to be honest, that’s not ALL that it’s about, but it is certainly one of the predomina ...

Amadahn 06.03.2001 · Read full review
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Measure for Measure

Advantages: Plot really capture the complexity of humanity
Disadvantages: Obscure language and text format doesn't show off the intricacies of the play

Measure for Measure could perhaps best be described as a problem play. Indeed, many critics have seen it as such, and for this reason, it remains one of Shakespeare's relatively obscure works to those outside of literary circles. Measure for Measure i ...

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