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Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare Author · Nicholas Arnold Contributor


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In the Duke's absence from Vienna, his strict deputy Angelo revives an ancient law forbidding sex outside marriage. The young Claudio, whose fiancée is pregnant, is condemned to death by the law. His sister Isabella, soon to become a nun, pleads with Lord Angelo for her brother's life. But her purity so excites Angelo that he offers her a monstrous bargain - he will save Claudio if Isabella will visit him that night.

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William Shakespeare (Author)

William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, ...

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Author :
William Shakespeare
Author of introduction, etc. :
Julia Briggs
Other :
Julia Briggs
Contributor :
Nicholas Arnold
Editor :
J. M. Nosworthy
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