Julia Briggs

Measure for Measure
  • Measure for Measure

  • 'Language is his power. His characters are precisely the words they speak' A. S. Byatt

    A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain - her brother's life in exchange for her virginity. One of Shakespeare's most enigmatic plays, Measure for Measure is a morally complex drama of intricate moves and countermoves that explores falsehood, justice and humanity's best and basest instincts.

    Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by J. M. Nosworthy
    Introduction by Julia Briggs

Julia Briggs is Professor of English Literature and Women's Studies at De Montfort University and general editor of the Penguin Virginia Woolf.

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