History Theatre / MeasureForMeasure

13th Oct '17 4:06:23 AM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Isabella, a would-be nun, gets very upset at her brother when he suggests that maybe his life and soul, as he is spiritually unprepared to be executed, is worth more than her chastity after all. Her response to him is very un-Christian, basically telling him he deserves to be executed and condemned to hell, and that she questions whether they aren't really half-siblings.

to:

** Isabella, a would-be nun, gets very upset at her brother when he suggests that maybe his life and soul, as he is spiritually unprepared to be executed, is worth more than her chastity after all. dignity. Her response to him is still very un-Christian, basically telling him he deserves to be executed and condemned to hell, and that she questions whether they aren't really half-siblings.
28th Sep '17 1:35:04 PM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HyperlinkStory: One of the few Shakespeare plays that can be called this. The Duke Vincentio is arguably the protagonist but he is often more a plot device than a character. Angelo is the play's antagonist but at the start of the play, he could be considered a protagonist, and Isabella has the most lines in the play and character development but she often works with others. Then there are the supporting characters like Claudio, Juliet, Lucio, the Bawd, Barnardine who have their own differentiated space.
6th Sep '17 12:59:43 PM fruitstripegum
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

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


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* KarmicRape: By modern sexual morality, Angelo gets raped by deception while trying to rape Isabella by extortion.
This list shows the last 10 events of 44. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Theatre.MeasureForMeasure