Measure for Measure (Paperback)

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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.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author


N. R. Bawcutt is Reader in English Literature, University of Liverpool
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199535842
ISBN-10: 0199535841
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 255
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)