Abstract

Abstract:

I argue that the fear of slander permeates Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and is integral to its plot. Examining Measure for Measure's portrayal of slander and illicit sex's disruptive effects upon the Viennese community—as well as the necessary yet ineffective responses to these two forces—provides a better understanding of the play.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 373-398
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-07
Open Access
No
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