History Theatre / MeasureForMeasure

6th Sep '17 12:59:43 PM fruitstripegum
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, the Duke's certainly not evil, but he does enjoy manipulating his advisers.



* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, the Duke's certainly not evil, but he does enjoy manipulating his advisers.
19th Jun '17 12:25:46 PM Kafkesque
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** Lucio objects that being foced to marry a prostitute that he got pregnant is worse than being hanged.

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** Lucio objects that being foced forced to marry a prostitute that he got pregnant is worse than being hanged.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Escalus drops into this while dealing with [[SurroundedByIdiots Pompey and Elbow]].
-->'''Elbow:''' Prove this, thou wicked Hannibal, or I'll have mine action of battery on thee.
-->'''Escalus:''' If he took you a box o' the ear, you might have your action of slander too.
7th Mar '17 9:37:46 AM Kafkesque
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* InTheHood: A common interpretation of the Duke's disguise, given that he's disguised as a monk.
9th Jan '17 1:55:14 PM Kafkesque
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** Act I Scene II in particular is a veritable HurricaneOfPuns about hemorrhoids and syphilis, though unfortunately most of the puns haven't aged well.
9th Jan '17 1:50:23 PM Kafkesque
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* ButHeSoundsHandsome: The Duke a bit in his friar guise, though it's mostly in response to [[TheGadfly Lucio]] obliviously slandering him to his face.
9th Jan '17 1:49:19 PM Kafkesque
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* ExactWords: One can't help but feel like the Duke is thoroughly enjoying himself while his friar persona is being cross-examined.
-->'''Duke (in disguise):''' I protest I love the duke as I love myself.
9th Jan '17 1:41:24 PM Kafkesque
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: A particularly odd example; Shakespeare ostensibly sets the play in Vienna but gives all the characters Italian names just... because.
21st Nov '16 3:33:43 PM LondonKdS
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* KarmicRape: By modern sexual morality, Angelo gets raped by deception while trying to rape Isabella by extortion.
1st Jul '16 8:28:07 AM Kafkesque
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** Though he does have the local monastery's collusion in his friar guise, so it's possible they have him some sort of special dispensation.

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** *** Though he does have the local monastery's collusion in his friar guise, so it's possible they have him some sort of special dispensation.
1st Jul '16 8:27:50 AM Kafkesque
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** Though he does have the local monastery's collusion in his friar guise, so it's possible they have him some sort of special dispensation.
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