Measure for Measure

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Sir John Gielgud
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 performed by Sir John Gielgud and cast. Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was (and continues to be) classified as comedy, but its mood defy those expectations. As a result and for a variety of reasons, some critics have labelled it as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. Originally published in the First Folio of 1623 (where it was first labelled as a comedy), the play's first recorded performance was in 1604. The play deals with the issues of mercy, justice, and truth, and their relationship to pride and humility: "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall".

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited