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Measure for Measure
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date October 1, 1999
Binding Prebinding
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780833511492
ISBN-10 0833511491
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.10
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Presents the text of the classic comedy, along with explanatory notes and commentary
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Although performed before King James I in 1604, the text of Measure, For Measure was not published until 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. This First Folio text, printed from a transcript by King's Mens scrivener Ralph Crane of Shakespeare's own foul papers, preserves Shakespeare's authorial process, including his changes in plot, character, theme and structure. As such it offers a unique view of the author's writing and rewriting of his own play. Once dismissed as an 'assembled' text or as a 'darkened' text, adapted or botched by later revisers, the Folio text instead presents a superbly written play about intensely complex issues, including the uses of morality and sexuality. The original and genuine text of Measure, For Measure offers Shakespeare at his most brilliant and intricate.

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