Oxford Literature Companions: Measure for Measure

Oxford Literature Companions: Measure for Measure

By Annie Fox, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book
also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of William Shakespeare
    • Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the theatre
    • The historical period
    • Religion
    • Love and marriage
    • The underworld
    • Sources
    • Similarities with other Shakespeare plays
  • Genre
    • Shakespearean drama
    • Comedy
    • Problem plays
    • Tragi-comedy
  • Characterization and Roles
    • Main characters
      • Main characters
      • Angelo
      • Isabella
      • Claudio
      • Lucio
      • Escalus
      • Pompey
    • Minor characters
      • Juliet
      • Mariana
      • Mistress Overdone
      • Provost
      • Elbow
      • Abhorson
      • Froth
      • Barnardine
      • Francisca
      • Friar Thomas
      • Friar Peter
      • Two Gentlemen
  • Language
    • Prose and verse
    • Dialogue and soliloquies
    • Rhetoric
    • Alliteration
    • Imagery
    • Irony and paradox
    • Wordplay
    • Malapropisms
    • Names
  • Themes
    • Authority
    • Justice and mercy
    • Appearance and reality
    • Gender, sex and marriage
    • Religion
    • Death
  • Performance
    • First performances
    • 17th- to 19th-century productions
    • 20th-century productions
    • 21st-century productions
    • Alternative productions
  • Ccrriitticiacl avielw Vs iews
    • Political or Marxist criticism
    • Christian literary criticism
    • Feminist criticism
    • Structuralism
    • Psychological literary criticism
    • Reader response criticism
  • Skills and Practice
    • Understanding the question
    • Planning your answer
    • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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