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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

When a young woman is offered the choice ofsaving 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. Angelos 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 or Shakespeare's darkest plays concerned with the nature of justice and morality.

When a young woman is offered the choice ofsaving 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. Angelos 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 or Shakespeare's darkest plays concerned with the nature of justice and morality.
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When a young woman is offered the choice ofsaving 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. Angelos 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 or Shakespeare's darkest plays concerned with the nature of justice and morality.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Flo Gibson

Length:

2h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:25