Measure For Measure

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One of the author's dark comedies, esteemed for its fascinating political and social implications. Its compelling characters include a duke masquerading as a monk, a would-be nun ordered to sacrifice her chastity to save her brother's life, and an upstart politician who proclaims his incorruptibility while concealing an immoral private life. Shakespeare's sensitive, forceful exploration of the basis of good government, public and private morality, and other themes.