A play of human frailty: Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"

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dc.contributor.advisor De Scarpis Di Vianino, Valerio it_IT
dc.contributor.author Rusconi, Sara <1989> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-06 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-03T10:48:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-03T10:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-24 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/3161
dc.description.abstract This dissertation deals with one of Shakespeare’s plays, Measure for Measure. The nature of this play is quite ambiguous, because it cannot be listed among the tragedies or the comedies, nor is it a history play. I have endeavoured to make clear what the main features of this kind of play are. Furthermore, some considerations about the so called “problem plays” provide a frame of reference for the present work. Thus, an overview of the play’s sources and an attempt to define what kind of play Measure for Measure is, should throw some light on what Shakespeare’s aim was and what he wanted his audience to perceive. A comparison between Vienna and London has also been taken into consideration. The main characters have been analyzed, highlighting their behavior and role in the play: attention has centered on Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, Angelo his Deputy, and the virtuous Isabella. In addition, the figures of the clowns, and the ways they differ from those we find in Hamlet or Twelfth Night, have been investigated. The last section of this dissertation is entitled “a failed happy ending”, because notwithstanding the apparent status of solved things through a series of marriages, the real truth is that beyond these fictional resolutions, something obscure persists, the gloomy significance of the play that Shakespeare may have wanted to convey to his audience. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Sara Rusconi, 2013 it_IT
dc.title A play of human frailty: Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" it_IT
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dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2012/2013, sessione estiva it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 822708 it_IT
dc.subject.miur L-LIN/10 LETTERATURA INGLESE it_IT
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dc.provenance.upload Sara Rusconi (822708@stud.unive.it), 2013-06-06 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Valerio De Scarpis Di Vianino (dscarpis@unive.it), 2013-06-17 it_IT


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