I. Thesis Statement
Individual interests hold a critical bearing in the decisions regardless of the law provisions.II. Overview:
- Theatre Company: William Shakespeare Theatre Company
- The physical theater in which I saw the play: Ziegfield Theater
- Cost of the Ticket: $102
- Exact Seat and Row Number: 284 on the third row of the first column
- Laura Anderson: the play was awesome and fashionable
The plot exhibited in the play is a happy ending. The inciting incident of the play is the point at which Claudio impregnates Juliet leading to a consequential arrest. The major incidents of conflict in the play incorporates the point where Isabella abandons the convent in order to save her brother and the duke’s dual role in the play. Angelo neglects his role as well as the law by setting aside his role in the office at the expense of personal gain by proposing to Isabella with a promise to release the brother, and this is the climactic incident in the play. Bed trick is the denouncement of the play in which Angelo finds himself duped after sleeping with Marianna instead of Isabella. IIIa. Strength of the Play’s Script
The play script is stronger since it employs the fundamental stages that prepares the audience minds’ and enhance appreciation. There is the initial situation that introduces all contexts in the play. In this case, Vienna is expressed as a city full of sins and immorality. The second aspect of the script is the conflict in which Claudio is posed busted fornicating. There is an indisputable complication in which Isabella leaves the convent where she is destined for becoming a nun and virginity is paramount. Instead, she puts her virginity at stake to save her brother Claudio. The climax in the play follows the climax and here Angelo proposes to Isabella. There is a climax where the duke comes in and hatches the real plan. There are denouncement and an eventual conclusion that highlights the summary where everyone is hitched.IV. ThemeThe lesson of the play Measure for Measure is the influence of good mainly in Christian charity, can have an impact on settlement that unravels all plots, rights all injustices- and results to marital joy, just as confidently as does secular love in the old comedic manner.V. Character, described by function
Claudio is the protagonist in this play. He is also the main victim and the character that connects all the events. Claudio is in a relationship with Juliet and impregnates her before marriage. Angelo has him sentenced to death. Isabella comes for his rescue and through this event we realize the dual role of the duke and the corrupt nature of Angelo.
Angelo is the main antagonist in the play since he goes against the interest of the law and that of the public. Angelo dumps his lover Marianna after losing his dowry in the shipwreck and later attempts to have sex with Isabella at the expense of pardoning her brother Claudio.
Special CharacterMarianna is a special role character and is involved is a special role. She is used in the play to amplify the insensitive nature of Angelo since she is dumped and later remain in closed windows with Angelo contrary to his wishes.
VI. Literary Qualities (Aristotle's Diction)
There are literary elements employed by the author in the play such as the plot, characters narrative structure and mood. There are also literary techniques used in the play such as allegory and hyperbole.VII. Music and Musicality (3 points)
The play is musical. The background music in the play was the untamed melody by Andrew bird. The background music creates the desirability to a listener by creating the basis of sound and for the characters words. The transitions of the scenes are associated with soft tunes expressing different situations such as moods and climax. The actors’ voices are tuned through the sound devices to boost audibility and nature
XI. Outstanding Moment
My outstanding moment is where Angelo is duped completely. It is becoming dark in the day and the room too. Isabella has accepted to hook up with Angelo. Angelo’s ex-girlfriend, Mariana, is sent to sleep with Angelo in the room. Angelo comes into the room; the room is not properly lit and he does not see the exact face of the girl. Again, he is in a hurry to take a ‘virgin’ to bed and becomes partially insensitive of the situation as well as the outcome. Eventually, the room goes into a complete darkness and little hisses are heard before the end of the scene. This moment heightened tension and caused discomfort amongst the audience since everyone seems to fear what would happen if Angelo finds out that he has been fooled.XIII. Summary
The major ideas in this paper are the opportunism employed by people in expressing the quest for their desires. The male characters are portrayed as being only being interested in sex with women instead of genuine love. This fact is confirmed by Angelo’s act of abandoning Marianna and even further demanding to have sex with Isabella in order to pardon Claudio. This can be summed up into the misuse of power for personal gains. There is massive lust and hypocrisy that overrides people’s knowledge of the law and morals in the society since they are driven to do all within their reach for individual benefits. This fact in turn promotes corruption.XIV. Works CitedBloom, Harold. William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. Print.
Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure. Teddington, U.K: Echo Library, 2006. Print.
Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure. Lanham: Start Publishing LLC, 2013. Internet resource.