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Question Concerning Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1506  Wednesday, 11 August 2004

From:           W.L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Aug 2004 14:49:37 -0400
Subject: 15.1491 Question Concerning Measure for Measure
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1491 Question Concerning Measure for Measure

Lever's edition of M for M isn't much help. At 3.1.265, he notes that a
grange is a country house. "But in conjunction with "Saint Luke's'
probably 'an outlying farm-house belonging to a religious establishment'
(O.E.D. 2b."

If this is true, perhaps Mariana is living with (or, in the country
house of) a religious order, the order to which the Duke claims to
belong.  I find it interesting that the Duke (presumably disguised as a
friar) has "often stilled" Mariana's "brawling discontent" (4.1.9).
This isn't the first time he has visited to comfort her.  Why does he
wish to marry her to Angelo?

I just picked the following from the Web:

'Religious painting of the entire 19th century and also of the 20th
century was shaped by the "Nazarenes". These were a group of artists who
turned against the art ideal in 1809 and formed "The Brotherhood of St.
Luke" following the example of Medieval religious brotherhoods. Their
goal was to revive pre-1500 German and Italian art. The starting

 

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