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Measure for Measure—Overcoming Tragedy

Lecture no. 21 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

Measure for Measure—Overcoming Tragedy

Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

This lecture uses the interpretive tools of both comedy and tragedy to mine the deeper meanings of Measure for Measure. Study how the playwright treats plot elements and character relationships that show the hallmarks of tragedy, finally overturning them in a surprising and transformative resolution of the story


June 26, 2016