The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0517 Tuesday, 22 March 1999.
Date: Monday, 22 Mar 1999 20:52:19 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Isabella's Role in Measure for Measure
I am writing a reduced text of Measure for Measure for my Shakespeare
class at Bethel College. I want my text to focus on how Isabella's
virtue remains intact, despite being constantly attacked throughout the
play. The goal is to create a feeling of sympathy for Isabella, as well
as admiration. These emotions are much more difficult to feel when
watching or reading the entire play.
I am writing because I am interested in hearing opinions on this
approach that I am taking. I would also like to hear others'
interpretations of Isabella's role in the play.
[Editor's Note: Isabella has been frequently discussed on SHAKSPER. One
place to begin is by using the SEARCH FUNCTION to search the SHAKSPER