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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast, Simon Russell Beal Publisher: Arkangel Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arkangel Shakespeare Collection Release Date:
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Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? 

Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the duke looks on as Angelo’s lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. 

The duke’s manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy.

Roger Allam plays the duke and Simon Russell Beale is Angelo. Isabella is played by Stella Gonet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I do not know any other eminent work of Western literature that is nearly as nihilistic as Measure for Measure, a comedy that destroys comedy.”

    Harold Bloom

  • “It brings before us a group of persons, attractive, full of desire…Behind this group of people, behind their various action, Shakespeare inspires in us the sense of a strong tyranny of nature and circumstance.”

    Walter Pater, essayist, art critic, and fiction writer

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