Serious and Comic Elements in Measure for Measure

Arrangement of Serious and Comic Elements in Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare has variably been described as an allegory, a morality play, and a satire. However, perhaps, the most satisfactory label is a tragicomedy, aka a dark comedy, aka a bitter comedy. The arrangement of serious and comic elements in the play has made it an outstanding tragicomedy in a significant way.  Scaling Measure … Read more

Character of Isabella

The Character of Isabella in Measure for Measure

To fully understand the character of Isabella, we need to know that Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s problem plays. In one sense, it deserves a consideration to be a drama of ideas.  Isabella, the heroine of this play, is a problematic character because she displays conflicting moral and legal notions through her attitude to sin, … Read more