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Question Concerning Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1518  Thursday, 12 August 2004

From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Aug 2004 18:50:11 +0100
Subject: 15.1506 Question Concerning Measure for Measure
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1506 Question Concerning Measure for Measure

Bill Godshalk asks ...

 >Was there a Medieval religious brotherhood for St. Luke?  Was the
 >brotherhood centered in Vienna? And did Shakespeare know about this
 >hypothetical brotherhood?

There is a much simpler explanation....

"For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to
you again".  (Luke 6:38)

WS may have named the grange after the saint who gave him the play's title.

Peter Bridgman

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