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Measure for Measure (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series) [Paperback]

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J. W. Lever was a professor at Durham University in the UK. He edited editions of As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New Swan Shakespeare Series, and wrote many articles that appeared in Shakespeare Survey, including "Shakespeare and the Ideas of his Time" and "Twentieth-century Studies in Shakespeare's Songs, Sonnets, and Poems." He also edited Every Man in his Humour by Ben Jonson for the Regents Renaissance Drama Series, and wrote a book entitled The Tragedy of State: A Study of Jacobean Drama.

The editor's introduction to this Arden edition covers the play's historical background, characters, and cultural references, and discusses key themes (Justice and Mercy; Grace and Nature; Creation and Death) and analytical conclusions. The play itself is followed by two appendices: the first, on sources, includes a letter of Joseph Macarius to George Pernezíth, an extract from the Hecatommithi of Giraldi Cinthio, an extract from The Historie of Promos and Cassandra by George Whetstone, and an extract from Too Good to be True by Thomas Lupton. The second appendix is the song, 'Take, o take those lips away' (IV. i). This edition also includes a list of abbreviations used in the text for reference. 

The Arden Shakespeare
has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.



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Item Specifications...


Pages   203
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 1967
Publisher   Arden
ISBN  1903436443  
ISBN13  9781903436448  


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More About William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest 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." His extant works include some collaboration, consisting of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.

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