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Measure for Measure ➸ [Read] ➳ Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare ➽ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Measure for Measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare s plays In it, a duke temporarily removes himself from governing his city state, deputizing a member of his administration, Measure for Measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare s plays In it, a duke Measure for ePUB ↠ temporarily removes himself from governing his city state, deputizing a member of his administration, Angelo, to enforce the laws rigorously Angelo chooses as his first victim Claudio, condemning him to death because he impregnated Juliet before their marriageClaudio s sister Isabella, who is entering a convent, pleads for her brother s life Angelo attempts to extort sex from her, but Isabella preserves her chastity The duke, in disguise, eavesdrops as she tells her brother about Angelo s behavior, then offers to ally himself with her against Angelo.

    Measure for Measure Kindle ☆ Measure for ePUB their marriageClaudio s sister Isabella, who is entering a convent, pleads for her brother s life Angelo attempts to extort sex from her, but Isabella preserves her chastity The duke, in disguise, eavesdrops as she tells her brother about Angelo s behavior, then offers to ally himself with her against Angelo."/>
  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • Measure for Measure
  • William Shakespeare
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
  • 0743484908

About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised April was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest Measure for ePUB ↠ writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwrightShakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s DayAt the age of he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between and he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around , where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by othersShakespeare produced most of his known work between and His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about , including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in , two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare sShakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the worldAccording to historians, Shakespeare wrote plays and sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was plays a year since he first started writing in There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.



10 thoughts on “Measure for Measure

  1. PirateSteve PirateSteve says:

    Shakespeare was pushing the boundaries with Measure for Measure.A royal proclamation under Elizabeth 1st in 1559 strictly prohibited stage plays from dealing with matters of religion or current public issues of governance In the early years of the 1600 s London was in a dilemma The translation of the King James Version Bible had just begun yet lawlessness run rampant in London Within sight of Shakespeare s own Globe Theater were houses of prostitution Mr.Shakespeare had an idea for a play bu Shakespeare was pushing the boundaries with Measure for Measure.A royal proclamation under Elizabeth 1st in 1559 strictly prohibited stage plays from dealing with matters of religion or current public issues of governance In the early years of the 1600 s London was in a dilemma The translation of the King James Version Bible had just begun yet lawlessness run rampant in London Within sight of Shakespeare s own Globe Theater were houses of prostitution Mr.Shakespeare had an idea for a play but that ol proclamation was a problem So to keep himself out of trouble he simply changed the setting of this play from London to Vienna There were no English proclamations about stage plays concerning Vienna Vice Within this story the majority of Vienna s residents have little or no respect for the law Especially those laws concerning fornication One reason for this is the Duke of Vienna s unwillingness to enforce these laws He doesn t want citizens to think of him as an overbearing ruler But the Duke does realize his citizens of sin need reining in So he devises a plan He informs those in authority under him that he must leave Vienna on a diplomatic mission Then he instructs them that in his absence they are to enforce the city laws Instead of actually leaving the city the Duke disguises himself under the cloak of friar in order to watch the interim authorities in action Shakespeare did a great job here writing enough character hypocrisy to shock the reader and at other times using a very humorous dialogue By the plays conclusion the Duke is forced to man up, revealing himself from under disguise and issuing biblical justice So yes,Shakespeare knew very well that patrons attending this play had to pass by brothels in order to get there William Shakespeare was a rebel.Matthew 7 New King James Version 1 Judge not, that you be not judged 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye page 92the Duke transfers power to Angelo So fare you well To th hopeful execution do I leave you Of your commissions.Your scope is as mine ownSo to enforce or qualify the laws as to your soul seems good page 93 Lucio speaking with other Gentleman of the transfer of power and it s hypocrisy,even Shakespeare picks on pirates Lucio Thou conclud st like the sanctimonious pirate that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table 1 Gentleman Thou shalt not steal There s not a soldier of us all that, in the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition well that prays for peace page 95 96 Mistress Overdone and Gentleman Mistress Overdone Well, well there s one yonder arrested and carried to prison was worth five thousand of you all Gentleman 1 Claudio to prison Tis not so Mistress Overdone I saw him arrested, saw him carried away, and, which is , within these three days his head to be chopped off I am sure of it and it is for getting Madam Julietta with child page 125 126 narrationAngelo speaks his thoughts on his lust for Isabella What s this What s this Is this her fault, or mine The tempter or the tempted, who sins most, ha Not she nor doth she tempt but it is I Dost thou desire her foully, for those things that make her good Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin Never could the strumpet with all her double vigour, art and nature, once stir my temper but this virtuous maid subdues me quite page 135 136 Angelo blackmailing Isabella novitiate training Nun , Claudio s sister Angelo Plainly conceive, I love you Isabella My brother did love Juliet and you tell me that he shall die for t Angelo He shall not, if you give me love Believe me on mine honour, my words express my purpose Isabella Ha Little honour to be much believed I will proclaim thee, Angelo, look for t Sign me a present pardon for my brother, or with an outstretched throat I ll tell the world aloud what man thou art Angelo Who will believe thee, Isabel My unsoiled name, th austereness of my life, My vouch against you, and my place i th state Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes by yielding up thy body to my will, or else he must not only die the death but thy unkindness shall his death draw out page 147 Nay, if there be no remedy for it we shall have all the world drink brown and white bastard This comment was really of no significance, I just wanted to know what Shakespeare meant I did have some idea due to I sometimes buy a Fat Bastard brand of wine for guest, because I like the name I don t drink wine Shakespeare simply meant a brown or white sweet wine He liked the name as well page 196 The Duke of Vienna, no longer disguised as a friar, begins his claim for justice The very mercy of the law cries out An Angelo for Claudio, death for death and measure still for measure We do condemn thee to the very block where Claudio stooped to death,

  2. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Why is it that I love the universe of this dark comedy so much, and why does it strike me as not really being so dark after all Could it be because it is presided over by a god the young Duke who is priggish, diffident and comically vain when his reputation is attacked by Lucio , and yet is unfailingly just and honorably susceptible to the attractions of female goodness and beauty Is it because the villain Angelo is so pathetic and small that one never seriously expects he will wi Why is it that I love the universe of this dark comedy so much, and why does it strike me as not really being so dark after all Could it be because it is presided over by a god the young Duke who is priggish, diffident and comically vain when his reputation is attacked by Lucio , and yet is unfailingly just and honorably susceptible to the attractions of female goodness and beauty Is it because the villain Angelo is so pathetic and small that one never seriously expects he will win Or is it because this world is in spite of all its lust and hypocrisy an absurd, surprisingly malleable universe in which even a base rogue like Barnadine can simply refuse to be executed, and then be allowed to survive All of these contribute to my great love for the play, but above all, I admire the character of Isabella, who is virtuous and brave and filled with mercy even for the vile hypocrite who wronged her She leaves me with the feeling that grubby and fallen though it may be this is a world worth living for

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Measure for Measure, William ShakespeareMeasure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 The play s main themes include justice,morality and mercy in Vienna,and the dichotomy between corruption and puritysome rise by sin, and some by virtue fallMercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production While the play focuses on justice ov Measure for Measure, William ShakespeareMeasure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 The play s main themes include justice,morality and mercy in Vienna,and the dichotomy between corruption and puritysome rise by sin, and some by virtue fallMercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production While the play focuses on justice overall, the final scene illustrates that Shakespeare intended for moral justice to temper strict civil justice a number of the characters receive understanding and leniency, instead of the harsh punishment to which they, according to the law, could have been sentenced 2017 1385 147 9786002295149 17 1603 160427 03 1399

  4. James James says:

    Book Review3 out of 5 stars to Measure for Measure, written in 1603 by William Shakespeare When I think of reasons why people find Shakespeare difficult to read or understand, this is the play that most comes to mind It s a good play But you won t get much from it on a single read And if you re not a fan of classic literature, or easily able to understand language differences from 400 years ago, it will be even harder to digest this one Part of me believes this isn t all that diBook Review3 out of 5 stars to Measure for Measure, written in 1603 by William Shakespeare When I think of reasons why people find Shakespeare difficult to read or understand, this is the play that most comes to mind It s a good play But you won t get much from it on a single read And if you re not a fan of classic literature, or easily able to understand language differences from 400 years ago, it will be even harder to digest this one Part of me believes this isn t all that different from some of the popular ones, but because it s often less read, copied or produced on TV or Film, it s much less understood The plot is clever a man gives up his position of power to the next in command and watches from afar to see what happens He s got personal reasons for abandoning his role, but he also doesn t quite leave it You re left with a quandary both in plot and in persona, which makes it harder to easily grasp on the first round I basically understood it but didn t find it all that appealing On a second read, it was better I may go for a third this summer Who s in LOLAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

  5. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I struggled with this, big time But, when I read it for a second time I began to see how it all fit together Then I went for a third attempt, and saw something else entirely There are always different layers of meaning in Shakespeare s work, and it s always quite hard to make a solid interpretation Someone out there will argue against what you are saying, and rightly so because who is to say where the true meaning of a piece of literature is Not me, that s for sure, all I can do is try to f I struggled with this, big time But, when I read it for a second time I began to see how it all fit together Then I went for a third attempt, and saw something else entirely There are always different layers of meaning in Shakespeare s work, and it s always quite hard to make a solid interpretation Someone out there will argue against what you are saying, and rightly so because who is to say where the true meaning of a piece of literature is Not me, that s for sure, all I can do is try to form my own lasting impression of a work And the impression this formed on me was quite solid, to my mind The evidence resides in the title of the play and its origins Measure for Measure implies that what you give, you take back If you exact a judgement or a sense of justice then you, too, are susceptible to that same force Indeed, this quote from the bible evidently inspired this remarkable playJudge not, that ye be not judged For with that judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged and with what measure you meet, it shall be measured unto you againMatthew Chapter 7 Verse2 Angelo is given the Duke of Vienna s political powers whilst he supposedly goes on holiday to Poland He immediately attempts to restore order to the city But, he becomes a hypocrite he is too worthy of judgement

  6. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    Read for schoolNot my favourite, but still enjoyable

  7. Olivia-Savannah Roach Olivia-Savannah Roach says:

    I loved Isabella s character and how she handled everything thrown her way You could tell she desperately wanted to save her brother but didn t want to stoop to the corrupt official s agreement The themes of law, justice, mercy, forgiveness, hypocrisy and corruption were very well handled here and are still so relevant in this day and age I didn t really care about the side characters and whatever they were wittering on about in their scenes, but it was tolerable The duke did prattle on for I loved Isabella s character and how she handled everything thrown her way You could tell she desperately wanted to save her brother but didn t want to stoop to the corrupt official s agreement The themes of law, justice, mercy, forgiveness, hypocrisy and corruption were very well handled here and are still so relevant in this day and age I didn t really care about the side characters and whatever they were wittering on about in their scenes, but it was tolerable The duke did prattle on for quite a bit at the end, but it was such an intriguing problem presented and run through, that I had to keep reading A very thought provoking play.This review and others can originally be found on Olivia s Catastrophe

  8. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Alack, when once our grace we have forgot,Nothing goes right we would and we would notWilliam Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Let me start this review with a personal bias I PREFER it when politicos pretend to be priests, rather than when priests pretend to be politicos Apparently, Shakespeare is on MY side Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare s dark comedies or problem plays like Troilus and Cressida and

  9. ✨ jamieson ✨ ✨ jamieson ✨ says:

    shakespeare writing about sin and vice and hypocrisy but setting it in Vienna so Queen Lizzie doesn t come down too hard on him, iconic.

  10. Trevor Trevor says:

    This is a muchtroubling play than a comedy really has a right to be To be honest, it is very hard to call this play a comedy unlike Much Ado or Twelfth Night, the laughs don t exactly come thick and fast In general outline this could easily enough be considered a romantic comedy girl in trouble, boy cleverly rescues girl, girl marries boy a perfect description of the genre But the central story to this one is a very strange idea for a comedy.Here s the main story line with the in This is a muchtroubling play than a comedy really has a right to be To be honest, it is very hard to call this play a comedy unlike Much Ado or Twelfth Night, the laughs don t exactly come thick and fast In general outline this could easily enough be considered a romantic comedy girl in trouble, boy cleverly rescues girl, girl marries boy a perfect description of the genre But the central story to this one is a very strange idea for a comedy.Here s the main story line with the incidental stories and characters cut There is a Duke of Vienna that seems to be well loved by his people, though mostly because he is fairly hopeless at keeping the moral order of the place He knows things have got to get cleaned up, but also seems to know he isn t really the man to do it There is a young man he plans to allow to fix things, Angelo, who, despite his show of goodness, the Duke knows isn t nearly as virtuous as he makes himself out to be Nevertheless, the Duke believes he probably has what it would take to get rid of most of the immorality that s going on about the place read, brothels and sexual excesses The Duke says he is off to Poland, but instead he gets dressed up as a Friar so he can watch just what Angelo does in his absence.The first thing Angelo does is find someone to use to punish as an example of immorality There is a law, never previously applied, that if you get someone pregnant prior to marriage then you forfeit your life Claudio and Juliet have as Iago would have it made the two backed beast and so Angelo sentences Claudio to death in the morning everything is to happen quickly in this play even if nothing ever seems to prove to.Claudio has a sister, Isabella she is a nun in training and when told of her brother s fate goes around to see if she can convince Angelo not to kill Claudio Angelo at first is unmoved by Isabella, but soon decides this innocent virgin is a temptation too great to be resisted He tells her that he will save her brother s life if she agrees to sleep with him She refuses as all good nuns should and goes to tell her brother that he had better prepare for his forthcoming trip to meet his maker.At first Claudio is suitably revolted by Angelo s suggestion, but then the full implications of Isabella s refusal to sleep with Angelo that is, his own death suddenly makes him think that in the balance of things well Isabella sees where all this is headed and is outraged and tells him again to prepare to die.But the Duke, dressed as the Friar, has been listening to all this and decides it is time to come to the rescue but not in the most obvious way, but saying tat tah It was me all the time Rather, he decides to set up a complicated and, well, frankly dangerous set of schemes in order to trick Angelo It turns out that Angelo had been engaged to a woman a couple of years before and was about to marry her when her brother was lost at sea and her family wealth went down with him Angelo promptly broke off the engagement The Duke decides to get this woman to sleep with Angelo in Isabella s stead so, Isabella tells Angelo she will sleep with him as long as it is in the dark and in total silence The switch is made and Isabella s virtue is secured by the Duke and all s well Except Angelo goes back on his word about Claudio on the very reasonable assumption that although Claudio may well be happy as Larry to not be dead for the time being, sooner or later he is going to want to be revenged on Angelo for his shagging his sister and threatening to kill him Angelo demands Claudio s immediate execution The Duke is less than impressed and so needs to do some fancy footwork to save Claudio s life and also supply a decapitated head for Angelo.The Duke then announces he is on his way home and arrives at the town saying that if anyone has any complaints they should come forward with them then and there he has set up Isabella to denounce Angelo and say what happened in front of everyone, which she does Angelo has a very uncomfortable time of it, but appears to have the Duke s unequivocal support But things turn bad for him when his ex turns up and says she was the one who had slept with him, and not Isabella things become even worse when it turns out that the Duke and the Friar are one and the same people Angelo confesses and pleads to be killed The Duke first forces him to marry your woman he was supposed to have married years before and then says he is to be executed The new bride isn t exactly over the moon at the prospect of becoming a widow quite so soon and pleads first with the Duke and then with Isabella to help her convince the Duke to save Angelo s life.Isabella kneels down now, look, I m a complete sucker generally for unreasonable forgiveness the fact it is the main lesson of Christianity is also probably part of the reason it is generally ignored by most Christians, but the whole love thine enemy idea particularly when such forgiveness seems utterly impossible and improbable almost always leaves me on the verge of tears The Duke then pulls Claudio out of the hat and asks Isabella to marry him which she agrees to do They all live happily ever after.I guess now you can see why it is hard to really call this infinitely complicated plot a comedy The other thing is that a lot of the morality of this play is really very questionable and requires muchthought than is reasonable for a comedy And not just the morally questionable idea of getting Angelo to sleep with is ex as a way to confound his plans to sleep with Isabella what was his ex thinking How would anyone feel at being asked to do such a thing you ll get to sleep with the guy you love, but he will think he is sleeping with someone else Yuck But the final forgiveness of Angelo for what was his intended rape and murder seems, well, rather mild for what might otherwise be considered a couple of rather serious and career limiting mistakes.Like I said, I really do get choked up when someone does an act of infinite forgiveness as Isabella does in the final scene, except even this scene is very odd I m going to quote the speech she gives in full Duke He dies for Claudio s death.Isabella kneeling Most bounteous sir,Look, if it please you, on this man condemned As if my brother lived I partly thinkA due sincerity governed his deedsTill he did look on me Since it is so, Let him not die My brother had but justice,In that he did the thing for which he died.For Angelo,His act did not o ertake his bad intent, And must be buried but as an intentThat perished by the way Thoughts are no subjects, Intents but merely thoughts.Which is to say Angelo was a fine and upstanding young man until he looked at me and then, well, how could he help but be driven mad with lust I m a bit of a babe in this habit, you know We fooled him, so he didn t do what he thought he was going to do sleeping with this woman rather than me We can only be condemned for what we do, not what we intend to do, so you can t kill him on that score All that is left is that he killed my brother, but then, look, my brother had broken the law, so had it coming anyway I really don t think I would like to have Isabella as my sister, to be honest.This is a remarkable play And although I think the plot is so convoluted that there are times it really does strain to keep itself together, the moral dilemmas of some of the characters really do bring us up short at times Angelo s self torment quite the opposite of what everyone else sees of him is damned interesting.There has been lots of talk in the press lately about the slut walks I m quite in favour of them I ve a preference for dealing with complex issues with both humour and irony if at all possible However, if anything would prove to that Canadian policeman that if women don t want to be violated they shouldn t dress like sluts is utter bollocks it is Angelo lusting after Isabella because she is tempting him with her utter purity.There aren t really any characters in this play that you can like, either The Duke seems to have done that favourite Machiavellian ploy of leaving someone unpopular to do the dirty work and then, in exposing his dirty work, gained the benefit of the dirty work while avoiding all of the blame Although we might well today disagree with Isabella s view that her hymen is worththan her brother s life you do need to remember she believed the choice wasn t just her virginity, but her immortal soul Nevertheless, she isn t all that muchforgiving of her brother than Angelo is and so her moral strictness is frankly scary.Even with all that said, this is an endlessly fascinating play One that raises lots of questions and presents answers from the characters words and actions that only prompt further thought

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