The Insight Text Guide on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure provides detailed scene-by-scene analyses as well as explanations of historical and social contexts, genre, structure, language, characters and themes. It also includes an overview of critical responses to the play and develops contrasting interpretations. Analytical responses to the text are further supported through essay topics, an analysis of a topic and a complete sample essay on the text.
About the author
Dr Victoria Bladen teaches in literary studies at the University of Queensland, and has published three other Shakespearean text guides in the Insight Text Guide series: Romeo and Juliet (2010), Julius Caesar (2011) and Henry IV, Part 1 (2012). She co-edited Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England (Ashgate 2015) and Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth (PURH 2013), and has published articles in several volumes of the Shakespeare on Screen series, most recently in Shakespeare on Screen: Othello (Cambridge University Press 2015). Other publications include articles on tree and garden imagery in early modern poetry, Jane Austen, and the pastoral genre