History Theatre / MeasureForMeasure

16th Jun '16 6:04:24 PM badatcomingupwithnames
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** Lucio objects that being foced to marry a prostitute that he got with child is worse than being hanged.

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


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** Lucio later [[AvertedTrope averts]] this when his friend Pompey is also arrested. He not only refuses to pay Pompey's bail, but [[{{Jerkass}} taunts Pompey to his face]] about how Pompey will get [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale raped in prison]].
26th Jan '16 3:04:27 PM MisterDrBob2
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Much like [[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Dogberry]], Elbow proves to be fairly tedious. This prompts Angelo to leave, entrusting the rest of the trial (and hopefully punishment) to Escalus.
18th Nov '15 8:01:57 PM PaulA
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* BedTrick: TropeNamer.

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* BedTrick: TropeNamer.Angelo attempts to use the Scarpia Ultimatum on Isabella; she convinces Angelo's rejected fiancée Mariana, who still loves him, to go in her place.
12th Sep '15 3:26:33 PM Arrowhead
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* PleaseSpareHimMyLeige: Isabella begs Angelo to spare Claudio's life.

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* PleaseSpareHimMyLeige: PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: Isabella begs Angelo to spare Claudio's life.
12th Sep '15 3:20:52 PM Arrowhead
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* PleaseSpareHimMyLeige: Isabella begs Angelo to spare Claudio's life.
7th Feb '15 12:21:58 AM vifetoile
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* TakingTheVeil: Isabella is entering a particularly severe and isolated convent, that appears to be modeled on the Poor Clares. One of the aspects of her life is a permanent dissociation from the society of men. Isabella takes her faith and its theology very seriously, and appears to really have a calling. But the Duke has other ideas...
11th Dec '14 3:53:23 PM vifetoile
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** According to the Dramatis Personae, The Duke's real name is Vincentio, but he is never referred to as such in the play.

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** According to the Dramatis Personae, The Duke's real name is Vincentio, but he is never referred to as such in the play.



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: The Provost, certainly from Claudio's point of view. When Isabella comes to plead with Angelo to spare her brother's life, the Provost is cheering her on. Later he actively works to try and find a way to save Claudio's life, even when it means breaking the law.



* ScarpiaUltimatum: Angelo's demand of Isabella.

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* ScarpiaUltimatum: Angelo's demand of Isabella.Isabella, made all the worse because Isabella is planning on entering a convent and forswearing the company of men.


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* StraightEdgeEvil: Angelo again. His personal reputation hasn't got a stain on it; he's never visited a whorehouse and even Isabella admits he does his job well. This makes him all the more frightening when he does succumb to temptation.
6th Dec '14 11:55:52 PM vifetoile
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* BadHabits: The Duke

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* BadHabits: The DukeDuke. He poses as a friar, up to and including granting absolution to men condemned to death.



* EccentricMentor

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* EccentricMentorEccentricMentor: The Duke... or maybe he just likes to think so.


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* AFriendInNeed: When Claudio and Juliet are led in a procession towards the jail, Lucio is shocked to see them, and resolves to do anything to help Claudio out. Lucio is as good as his word: he brings word to Isabella, Claudio's only family, and encourages her when she goes to talk to Angelo for the first time.
3rd Dec '14 3:00:31 PM vifetoile
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* GeekyTurnOn: Angelo isn't charmed in the least by the professional hookers that he indicts and condemns -- but when he listens to Isabella's passionate and eloquent reasoning, he's smitten.
21st Jul '14 1:23:17 PM Bense
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-->'''Isabella:''' O fie, fie, fie!\\
Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade.\\
Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd;\\
'Tis best that thou diest quickly.
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