Through careful attention to the contexts of Renaissance culture invoked by the language, action, and visual spectacle in Measure for Measure, Darryl Gless brings a new and original interpretation to one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays. This leads him to a comprehensive and coherent reading of the play that has important implications for further understanding of much of the Shakespearean canon and of other Renaissance works, especially those dealing with theological issues.
Originally published in 1979.
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