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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 (9,513 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A performance of the tragi-comedy by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

When a young woman is offered the choice of saving a man's life at the price of her own chastity, what should she do? The political and moral corruption of Vienna has driven Duke Vincentio into hiding while his deputy governor, Angelo, is left to revive the old discipline of civic authority.

Angelo's first act is to imprison Claudio, a young nobleman who has gotten his betrothed, Juliet, with child. Under the old laws, this is punishable by death. Angelo next offers Isabella, sister to Claudio and a beautiful young novice about to take her vows, the chance to save her brother's life at the price of her own chastity.

Disguised as a friar, the duke returns to manipulate the players and deliver justice in one of Shakespeare's darkest plays, an examination of the nature of justice and morality.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexandria Nicole | 2/20/2014

    " This is probably my favorite Shakespeare play so far. It's not that dark but there's a lot of deceit and trickery. There's also humor and a lot of ridiculousness. Some parts were hard to understand but I still got the gist of the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ladygwen | 2/3/2014

    " My last Shakespeare tutorial play. This is the first Shakespeare play I didn't like. I didn't like the plot, hated the end. Only Shakespeare's ability with words made it readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jasmine | 2/1/2014

    " It was an okay read. Not bad at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Josiah | 2/1/2014

    " While I am not the biggest Shakespeare fan, he does have an understanding of the human heart and, when I can understand him, portray it well; both on paper and stage. Although a well known or commonly known piece well worth at least a read. "

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