Talk:Measure for Measure

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Elbow Question[edit]

Isn't it Elbow, rather than Pompey, who is a "retread" of Dogberry? Pompey is a bawd, and articulate if garrulous. Elbow is an over-zealous constable like Dogberry and, like Dogberry, is given to malapropisms. Mike Capp 01:03, 11 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Taking silence as assent... Mike Capp 19:15, 12 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I find the following ridiculously vague and unspecific. If it goes back in, please add some citations, and use more specific language (i.e. what dogma? what relationships? what wit?) The Singing Badger 23:47, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

The comedy also provides a subtle political critique- a stab at authority. The theme of incest also appears in the play, and some scholars believe that Isabella is unwilling to show her brother mercy for he encourages her submit to Angelo. Her reaction gives some insight into the dogma of the Elizabethan era. The aforesaid themes all serve to highlight the relationships between the characters of the play, giving further significance to Shakespeare’s intricate scenarios and sharp wit.


The summary appears to be extracted with minimal edits from Their copyright does not seem to forbid this -- the relevant bit of the copyright information on that site reads "Reproduction, copying or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on the SparkNotes web site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of SparkNotes, Inc." -- but might it be polite to acknowledge this?

Unless, of course, Sparknotes copies Wikipedia...

What part of "strictly prohibited" does not seem to forbid copying? I'd say it DOES forbid it. I'll try to look this over on the weekend. If it really is a copyvio it has to go, whether it's good stuff or not. Wikipedia is a "commercial purpose" in the sense used in this clause, since our own licence permits commercial reproduction. AndyJones 13:18, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Links to Angelo article[edit]

Why the repeated reversion to link every single mention of Angelo's name to his article? It's obviously inappropriate. If there is some point to doing so, then please explain here. AndyJones 13:54, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Kate Keepdown[edit]

The article isn't very specific as to why Lucio is forced to marry kate keepdown, some of his impergnating and then abandoning her should be mentioned, shoudln't it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:41, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I agree: my fault because I wrote the synopsis in a bit of a hurry to replace one which was a copyright violation. Actually the whole Overdone/Pompey (etc.) sub-plot gets no mention at all. I'll try to fix this if I get an opportunity. AndyJones 14:00, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Contemporary Stagings[edit]

It is necessary to point out contemporary productions of this play, especially American-centric productions? I do not see it adding any value unless there was a far more comprehensive list of productions for historical purposes. Otherwise, it adds no value to the play itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:38, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Downgraded quality listing to C Class[edit]

Hello, I have reviewed the article as C Class. There are a no of problems with the article: undeveloped lead, poor referencing, incomplete sources, unbalanced sections (synopsis and some info on Performance but lacking much the text, sources, literary analysis). Best,--Ktlynch (talk) 15:47, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Under Developed Lead and Insufficient Sources[edit]

As I was reading this article, I noticed that the lead contained very little information and minimal background information. While it is a good beginning and accurate depiction of the themes and publication of the play, more information could be added. For example, a brief summary of the plot before it is described in-depth in the synopsis section. Another issue was the lack of sources backing up the Popular Culture section. There were many examples of Measure for Measure's impact and presence in other artists' works, but no credible sources to support them. If possible, it would be helpful to find sources that verify this information, so it can be assured that it is factual .

ErikaselakowskiErikaselakowski (talk) 21:17, 2 March 2017 (UTC)