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Re: Mannerist Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0533  Wednesday, 7 March 2001

From:           David Wilson-Okamura <
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Date:           Tuesday, 06 Mar 2001 09:56:44 -0600
Subject:        Re: Mannerist Measure for Measure

Jane Drake Brody wrote:

>I will be leading a discussion of Measure for Measure as a Mannerist
>play and am wondering if anyone one the list has any thoughts on the
>topic.  We are using "The Four Stages of Renaissance Style" by Wiley
>Sypher as our major text.

Have a look at G. K. Hunter, _English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of
Shakespeare_, pp. 309-18, 388-89. He doesn't use the term mannerist, but
he does set some of the play's stranger features into a larger dramatic
context.
 

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