Measure for Measure—Is This Comedy?
Lecture no. 20 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare
Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
With Measure for Measure, you enter the world of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”—dramas that seem neither truly comic nor tragic. Here, observe how Shakespeare creates Vienna, the play’s setting, as a place of hypocrisy, deception, and trickery, where nothing is what it seems and all the tenets of comedy are subverted.