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4 Women, One Century.

Advantages: Very clever, imaginative and moving text
Disadvantages: quite dark and surreal in places

I first came across this play a few years back when studying Theater Studies at college, and have read it countless times over since then. The play constantly flits between different times and places in history over the last century, but the focus of th ...

techie_fairy 19.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Mother Said I Never Should - Charlotte Keatley

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A perfect play for an all female cast.

Advantages: Good characterisation, perfect for students.
Disadvantages: Could start to become dated in a few years time.

I first saw My Mother Says I Never Should performed as a play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe a few years back, and performed very well at that, so when I found a copy of this I thought it would be nice to read it as a script. The story focuses on f ...

Zalx84 22.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Mother Said I Never Should - Charlotte Keatley

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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 ...

damob123 15.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

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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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Review of Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

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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 ...

Discerna 28.04.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

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