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“We have strict statutes and most biting laws”

Measure for Measure Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————————————- I’d like to begin this post with a comment/question posted by one our most faithful readers, Mahood: “One background figure that must be very important here is King James … Continue reading

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“Our natures do pursue,/Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,/A thirsty evil, and when we drink we die.”

Measure for Measure Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————————— MAJOR CHARACTERS Duke Vincentio of Vienna Angelo, the Duke’s deputy Escalus, an old councilor Claudio, a young gentleman Juliet, Claudio’s betrothed Isabella, Claudio’s sister, a novice in a nunnery … Continue reading

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“Everyone has (or I presume should have) particular favorites among Shakespeare’s plays, however much they worship Falstaff, Hamlet, Lear, and Cleopatra. Mine are Measure for Measure and Macbeth.”

Sexual Hypocrisy in Vienna! An Introduction to William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure By Dennis Abrams ———————————— Although it’s set in Vienna, Measure for Measure, Shakespeare unsettling comedy of sex in the city, seems to reflect more closely than anything else … Continue reading

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“…the rest is silence.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Five By Dennis Abrams ———————————- And here we are…at the end of Hamlet.  Not that it ever ends, really.  As Bloom says, “His play of some four thousand lines is Shakespeare’s longest and yet is not … Continue reading

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“How all occasions to inform against me,/And spur my dull revenge.”

Hamlet Act Four, Part Three By Dennis Abrams ———————————- One point I’d like to make right off the bat:  We’ve talked a lot about Shakespeare’s use of “doubling” throughout Hamlet – but I don’t think the Hamlet/Ophelia doubling has been … Continue reading

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