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Isabella's Role in Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0517  Tuesday, 22 March 1999.

From:           Melissa Jane Lundstrom <
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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.

Melissa

[Editor's Note: Isabella has been frequently discussed on SHAKSPER. One
place to begin is by using the SEARCH FUNCTION to search the SHAKSPER
archives. -HMC]
 

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