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Extended Audio Sample Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,519 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Renowned Shakespearean actors John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson lead a full-cast performance of this beloved Shakespeare play. Dealing with issues of mercy, justice, and truth, and their relationship to pride and humility, this is Shakespeare at his most complex and rewarding.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/17/2014

    " They call this one a "problem play" and I certainly agree. Not a satisfying ending in sight, which is kind of disappointing because I actually cared about the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleksandra | 2/11/2014

    " There's no catharsis at the end of this one and yet it's one of the most powerful reads I've ever encountered. Had an embarrassingly visceral reaction to it. Possibly the best example (can't say for certain since I haven't read his entire opus yet) of Shakespeare's mastery of human nature. I'll just remain here on the floor for a while, drowning in awe and feelings, thanks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 2/8/2014

    " A promising work by one of England's brightest new voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilee | 1/24/2014

    " Measure for Measure was fun to read but at times a bit confusing. Maybe if I better understood 17th century laws it would have made more sense. I also have a problem when Shakespeare has a character among his own people but in disguise. You can't tell me that no one would recognize them or their voice. There was a fun moment that made me think of Downton Abbey when a character was listening to a private conversation. Things wrapped up a little too neatly at the end, but I still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika Forth | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting, and I liked the plot. I don't remember a lot of it, so this must be another one of those Shakespeare plays that I didn't love but didn't hate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/14/2014

    " Ah Shakespeare, I am afraid to say anything against your works. but this one was not your finest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 12/20/2013

    " It's ok, you're not missing anything if you don't read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/11/2013

    " I think this is referred to as one of the "problem" plays, in that some of the characters behave nastily without punishment. It's one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 10/2/2013

    " Good student edition of a great play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 7/25/2013

    " I had a really hard time getting into this play. I just don't think it was one of the better ones that I've had to read. There are some high points to it but for the most part I just found it didn't keep my interest and was kind of boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Mae | 6/28/2013

    " I'll be honest, it's probably my least favorite of Shakespeare's plays so far. I even liked Twelfth Night better, and for me, that's saying something. It's as if he wrote a couple of fantastic scenes, and then did a terrible job of stringing them all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Eilers | 5/26/2013

    " This was a good read. Shakespeare presents an interesting moral quandary with Isabella being forced to watch her brother die or lose her virginity to save him (she wants to be a nun). Some good lines and a decent plot. Also, there's plenty of bawdy humor (it's Shakespeare, right?). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 انشراح شبلاق | 5/20/2013

    " As Shakespeares usual attempts, the play is not about the idea itself, but further about the sense and feelings. This play takes us through the nature of human beings, justice, faith and virtue. Shakespeare's language is perfect, it's like an Oxford by itmself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benji | 4/22/2013

    " Read it on Christmas, it is definitely one of his more difficult-to-figure-out-comedy-or-tragedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimmy | 3/24/2013

    " Maybe this is the one with the gender swaps?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myos | 1/2/2013

    " A tragedy with comic elements on the theme of sex, power, and morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 12/26/2012

    " There were a lot of gray areas in this play, but all of the male characters were unequivocally assholes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Delisa | 10/29/2012

    " In all fairness, I had to read this for a grad class and I was totally burned out by the time we got to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 9/5/2012

    " Good, predictable, but still good. What did bother me was the ending: too abrupt, the Duke's random proposal to Isabella and, of course, Isabella's silence. Throughout the play she was a strong woman and then she ends off with silence - no comment and no response to the Duke. A good read though :) "

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