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Measure for Measure Audio Download – Unabridged

4.1 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 2 hours and 29 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 12 April 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WDRIVU
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Format: Paperback
At A level I didn't really have much use for the extensive notes published throughout and preceding the text, but these have become invaluable at university.

The text itself doesn't really need my recommendation, does it? It's one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays, in the sense that it doesn't sit easily in any of the main groupings. Personally, I found that made it easier to study. It felt like we were already shown the cracks to tease open and really understand the text, which is perhaps harder with some of the more 'well rounded' and well known plays.

You'll feel in safe hands reading these editions, knowing that any ambiguity or discrepancy between editions will be meticulously noted at the bottom of the page. Although daunting at first, these extensive footnotes become welcome and even necessary.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Whilst I would tend not to review classic literature there was something about this tale of deception and love that compelled me to review it. On seeing there were few reviews on here, I would like to present my opinion that this is one of Shakespeare's lesser known but still entertaining and though-provoking works. Still culturally relevant, I read this to prepare for a performance that I thoroughly enjoyed, mainly due to this text. At this price, I would put it down as something that everyone must read.
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Format: Audio CD
'Measure For Measure' is one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking plays, and here we are given a solid, well-executed performance. The actors all have presence, except for Roger Allam, who handles the Duke in a morbid, 'serious' way (when the role demands a more potent and aristocratic demeanor), although Allam does attain a certain gravitas towards the end. 'Measure For Measure' is full of resonant insights into justice, sex and power, all of them rendered highly accessible by this Arkangel production. In short, a recommended recording.
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Format: Paperback
This dark comedy of Angelo's corrupt regency of Vienna is one of Shakespeare's most unloved plays. It is generally regarded as being an unfunny comedy that is difficult to stage. However, this Arden edition is both pleasant and has informative explanitory notes that enable the reader to grasp the tricky elements of the play and so enjoy its hidden depths.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The notes do not appear at the bottom of the kindle screen, nor is there a hyperlink from the term. It is as if the pages were taken from the paper edition and simply kindle-ized without reference to how the text would appear on the screen. Therefore, the page notes generally appear on the following page, somewhere perhaps in the middle of the page, sort of at random and based on the general formatting of the play itself. There's no rhyme or reason. But in general, where the notes fall on the following page, this requires one to go back and forth to access the notes. This could be bearable, given the cheapness of price, but the lines of the play are not numbered. The notes are numbered - but what good is a numbered note if one doesn't know what line number one is on? In addition, the notes follow one after the other, not as in a list with each note occupying its own line, but one after the other, in paragraph form, making for a very tedious, eyeball wrenching experience. Even for the discounted price, this edition is not worth it.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This play is presented in Kindle format exactly as it appears on the printed page. The notes are included after whichever line they appear under in the printed text: since the Kindle pages are not the same length, they frequently appear in the middle of the page on Kindle.
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Format: Paperback
My first experience of Shakespeare's problem play about sex and legalism was as a set exam text I had to teach this year. This edition of the play text is ideal for both GCSE and A-Level, and would also be appropriate for younger Secondary school students should it be on the curriculum. Unlike the Cambridge New Shakespeare version, the supporting text and layout are extremely accessible, although unlike that edition it is slightly lightweight in terms of academic detail.
Overall I would definitely recommend this for both students and teachers of the play, and for those simply interested in understanding the play better it would also be well suited.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read this before going to see an outdoor performance and it certainly helped me to understand the plot, however it was a good job I wasn't relying on the notes as they seemed to be all over the shop.
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