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Measure for Measure - Is This Comedy?

Year

2013

Language

ENGLISH

Duration

30m

Rating

TVPG

Publication Information

The Great Courses

Summary

With Measure for Measure, the course enters the world of Shakespeare's 'problem plays': dramas that seem neither truly comic nor tragic. Here, observe how Shakespeare creates Vienna, the play's setting, as a place of hypocrisy, deception, and trickery, where nothing is what it seems and all the tenets of comedy are subverted.

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