[Epub] ↠ Measure for Measure Author William Shakespeare – Anguillais.us

Measure for Measure 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, 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

[Epub] ↠ Measure for Measure  Author William Shakespeare – Anguillais.us
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    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,


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    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


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    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 differentBook 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


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    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


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    Read for schoolNot my favourite, but still enjoyable


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    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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    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 All s Well That Ends Well It is certainly dark It could easily beAlack, 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 All s Well That Ends Well It is certainly dark It could easily be a funky beer or dark chocolate xocol tl It feels like Shakespeare has reached that point of his career life where he just doesn t give an F He is all elbows and any need to surrender to societal platitudes and moral veneer seem to be fully expunged He is all about tearing off the scabs of hypocrisy, and popping the boils of false prophets But as with most of Shakespeare s best, nothing is direct, everything is oblique Truth comes at you sideways, and even when you catch it, you have to be careful it isn t going to explode.Oh, oh, also, the names Mistress Overdone Pompey Bum So perfect There is a line I love from Philip K Dick that says,It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insaneShakespeare seems to agree, but it seems the most sane person in Measure for Measure , the one most adjusted to Shakespeare s Vienna is Barnardine, the ever drunk So, perhaps, we can re write PKD s quote at least remeasure it to read It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to get sloppy ass drunk In a world where everyone seems to be concerned about death, justice, confinement, authority, sexuality, Barnardine, like Honeybadger, just don t give a shit I feel you Barnardine I feel you Anyway, the play is unsettling Shakespeare even makes the play s happy ending seem a bit dirty, like climbing out of a polluted pool There isn t a moist towelette large enough to clean the soiled linen of Vienna This is a play that, with the right characters, the right amount of alcohol could possibly start a riot It pushes everyone right to the end and then yanks you back, not to save you but to keep the audience unbalanced While it shares little directly with Crime and Punishment except for, well, a crime and a punishment , I did keep getting images of Dostoevsky in my head while reading this Shakespeare isn t as serious as Dostoevsky, but with an absurdity and dark, gallows humor, Shakespeare s Measure for Measure seems just as dangerous as anything Dostoevsky later delivered.So, perhaps, I ll end with another Dostoevsky thought Like Hesse s warning to readers of Dostoevsky, I too caution that looking too deep into Shakespeare s problem plays gives the reader both a taste of Western Civilization s decadent decline, and aglimpse into the havocBottoms up Biatches Favorite linesI had as lief have the foppery of freedom as the morality of imprisonmentAct 1, Scene 2Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attemptAct 1, Scene 4But man, proud man,Dress d in a little brief authority,Most ignorant of what he s most assur d His glassy essence like an angry apePlays such fantastic tricks before high heavenAs makes the angels weep who, with our spleens,Would all themselves laugh mortalAct 2, Scene 2The miserable have no other medicineBut only hope I have hope to live, and am prepared to dieAct 3, Scene 1To sue to live, I find I seek to die And, seeking death, find lifeAct 3, Scene 1


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    A Tale of Forgiveness30 October 2016 When I was recently in London I picked up a box set at The Globe containing a collection of plays that they had filmed and kindly decided to release As such when I sat down on the train and began reading this play I half expected to be able to then go and watch it at a later date As it turned out one of the plays that wasn t included in the box set was this one, which was a real shame because when I was at the Globe I did see a number of plays that weren t A Tale of Forgiveness30 October 2016 When I was recently in London I picked up a box set at The Globe containing a collection of plays that they had filmed and kindly decided to release As such when I sat down on the train and began reading this play I half expected to be able to then go and watch it at a later date As it turned out one of the plays that wasn t included in the box set was this one, which was a real shame because when I was at the Globe I did see a number of plays that weren t included that could be purchased alongside it which I had done with Merchant of Venice Before I continue I probably should make mention that The Globe is one of the most uncomfortable, and annoying, theatres that I have had the displeasure of visiting When the seat is labled as restricted view the view is actually really restricted I was sitting in front of a pillar I m not going to go as far and say that it is the most uncomfortable theatre since there are some in Greece such as the Theatre of Dionysius, though that isn t actually used, but the Theatre of Herod Antipas just down the road is that are probably somewhatuncomfortable Anyway, you are no doubt going to hear me harp on about how uncomfortable the Globe is again, which does surprise me a little because they still seem to regularly sell out their plays I ended up waiting too long to purchase tickets for A Midsummers Night Dream namely twelve weeks before the show I wanted to see only to discover that there were no longer any available That meant that I had to put up with just seeing Macbeth, which really isn t one of my favourite Shakespearian plays, but still, it was at the Globe, and it was Shakespeare done well, so I m not complaining about that though I am complaining about the hard seats and the pillar that was in front of me Enough of my experience at the Globe because I m sure you areinterested in my take on this play The problem is that like many of the other plays that I have read I would have really liked to have seen this one performed even if it is on screen because it actually seems to be one of those really cool plays One of the things that I particularly like about the version that I read is that it contains essays on the play itself at the end, and these essays can be really engaging Anyway, the thing about this play is that there are so many Christian allegories in it that it doesn t actually seem to be very Shakespearian For instance we have the main plot of the Duke going on a holiday and handing over the rulership of the city to Angelo, who then begins to rule it with an iron fist We also have the concept of forgiveness permeating throughout the play, and not the form of forgiveness that we see in the Tempest where Prospero decides that he has had enough fun with his captives, reveals himself, and says all is forgiven, but ratherChristlike forgiveness where the guilty party is forgiven without any form of revenge being taken out, and not deserving it one bit You have probably guessed the story already, but as I mentioned before the Duke decides to go on a holiday well, not really, but that is what he tells everybody and appoints Angelo in his place However Angelo is a bit of a purist and realises that Vienna is a pretty sleazy place and decides to clean it up a bit actually a lot The thing is that it isn t as if the sleaze is permitted, it s illegal, it s just that nobody particularly cares or at least the Duke didn t So, he basically decides that since the laws are on the books they should be enforced, which creates a few problems because Claudio, another protagonist in the play, has got his girlfriend pregant, which is a big no no, and he has him arrested and sentanced to death Mind you, it isn t as if Angelo is all that pure either, namely because he ended up dumping his fiancee because her dowery was lost when the ship that was carrying it sunk in a storm The parable of Jesus that automatically comes to mind is the parable of the vineyard where the master goes off on a journey and leaves his plantation to his servants, and the servants basically run amok causing all sorts of problems However this is slightly different in that the duke doesn t actually go anywhere, he just disguises himself as a monk and watches to see what happens Also, Angelo isn t actually running amok, but rather he is trying to clean the place up However there is a little catch it seems as if there is actually an ulterior motive get rid of Claudio and thus marry Isabella This was the plot in the original story However they decide to get around the problem by executing a pirate instead and passing it off as Claudio, and then having Angelo s old flame pretend to be Isabella In fact now that I think about it it seems as if Angelo is playing the hypocrite in this play while he is insisting that everybody live moral and upstanding lives, he himself is doing the complete opposite Sure, maybe it was well within the law to execute Claudio for being a little randy and it is interesting that it is the man that is being punished here as opposed to the woman because it seems that in our day and age the holier than thou lot seem to want to punish the women , but the fact is that Angelo wants the opportunity to be randy himself, and almost gets himself into no end of trouble in doing so The thing is that he effectively gets away with it in the end, which some have found to be a little unsatisfactory here we have a guy that is pretty much throwing his weight around and executing people for minor indiscretions and effectively getting away with it, while commiting those same indiscretions himself In the end I guess it is one of those plays that we need to sit down and chew on a bit, and one that I would like to visit again in the not too distance future, though this time I would like to see it performed as opposed to reading it in a book At least there is a modern, non BBC version on Youtube I really don t like the BBC performances they were so dry, dull, and completely lacked any life


  9. says:

    Bug ne kadar okuduklar m aras nda en ak c ve keyifli buldu um Shakespeare tiyatrolar ndan birisiydi Elbette oynanmak i in yaz lm , okunmak i in de il Yine de okumas pek ok Shakespeare tiyatrosuna g re kolayd yani zihinde canland rmas kolaydHem davet eder hem de ondan korkars n, kide bir uyan r, ya yor muyum diye sorars n Sen kendine yetmezsin, nk topra n retti i binlerce tah ldan yaln zca bir zerresin Mutlu de ilsin, nk sende olmayana kavu mak i inDidinir durursun.G venili Bug ne kadar okuduklar m aras nda en ak c ve keyifli buldu um Shakespeare tiyatrolar ndan birisiydi Elbette oynanmak i in yaz lm , okunmak i in de il Yine de okumas pek ok Shakespeare tiyatrosuna g re kolayd yani zihinde canland rmas kolaydHem davet eder hem de ondan korkars n, kide bir uyan r, ya yor muyum diye sorars n Sen kendine yetmezsin, nk topra n retti i binlerce tah ldan yaln zca bir zerresin Mutlu de ilsin, nk sende olmayana kavu mak i inDidinir durursun.G venilir de ilsin, nk g kteki ay n durumuna g re,De i ir, garip hareketlerde bulunursun.Zengin oldu unu sansan da yoksulsun, nk s rt alt n ve g m le dolu bir e ek gibiBu a r y k ta yarak g t rsen bile, l m o y k bo altmas n iyi bilir Bunun gibi metinlerinde ta d derin felsefe ile insan b y ler


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    The last of Shakespeare s comedies and I get the distinct impression that he was already done with that genre and somehow got convinced to do just oneAs part of my goal to see all of Shakespeare s plays performed, I attended a screening of Measure for Measure, filmed in Stratford, England If you struggle with Shakespeare, I can t recommend highly enough that you see performances of his works, rather than try to read them In this production, I appreciated how well they used the stage, The last of Shakespeare s comedies and I get the distinct impression that he was already done with that genre and somehow got convinced to do just oneAs part of my goal to see all of Shakespeare s plays performed, I attended a screening of Measure for Measure, filmed in Stratford, England If you struggle with Shakespeare, I can t recommend highly enough that you see performances of his works, rather than try to read them In this production, I appreciated how well they used the stage, the scenery, costumes, dance, and music The actor who played Elbow and Barnardine was shaped like a cannonball, but was remarkably light on his feet and extremely agile At one point, he amazed the audience by tumbling across the stage as Elbow The actor who played the Duke took some cues from John Cleese, who he reminded me forcibly of while blessing people and reciting religious invocations while pretending to be a friar.Why do I think that Shakespeare was done with comedies Well, the ending is happy, as required, but it felt artificial and contrived The marriage between the Duke and Isabella just feels wrong what happened to her strong religious vocation Same issue with the marriage of Angelo Mariana Why would an eligible woman want to marry a man who rejected her when her dowry went missing and was so cold and unfeeling Why on earth would she want to sleep with him, fooling him into thinking that she is Isabella And yet, she happily complies with the Duke Friar s subterfuge and then willingly marries the man But the part of the play that resonated the most strongly with me was the point where Angelo has tried to make a bargain with Isabella, her virginity for the life of her brother When she threatens to reveal his true nature to the world, he turns to her and says Who will believe thee, Isabel My unsoil d name, th austereness of my life, My vouch against you, and my place i th state, Will so your accusation overweight, That you shall stifle in your own report, And smell of calumny A cold shiver went down my back, and I couldn t help but see Jian Ghomeshi in my mind s eye, telling the women who he punched and mistreated, I m a celebrity Do you think that anyone will believe you My God, this play was first performed at court in 1604 and here we are in 2016, and men are still saying this to the women whom they abuse Its still he said, she said even in courts of law, as we continue to watch men get away with these crimes.Anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is out of date hasn t ever attended his plays He deals with universal human issues that everyone can identify with

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