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Measure for Measure

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Overview

Shakespeare most likely based Measure for Measure

on Promos and Cassandra (1578) by George

Whetstone and Whetstone is thought to have based

his work on Hecatommithi (Hundred Tales) by

Giamattista Giraldi (Cinthio). Along with All’s Well

That Ends Well and Troilus and Cressida, Measure for

Measure is one of three Shakespeare plays classified

as “problem plays,” so called because their heroes and

heroines are flawed, being generally good but lacking in some aspect of their character.


Measure for Measure

Comedy

Written 1604

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