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Critical Essay by Gideon Rappaport

SOURCE: Rappaport, Gideon. “Measuring Measure for Measure.Renascence 39, no. 4 (Summer 1987): 502-13.

In the following essay, Rappaport responds to critics who view Measure for Measure as lacking unity, contending that there is sufficient thematic coherence in the drama's resolution.

O place and greatness! millions of false eyes Are stuck upon thee. Volumes of report Run with these false, and most contrarious quest Upon thy doings; thousand escapes of wit Make thee the father of their idle dream, And rack thee in their fancies. 

(IV.i.59-64)

In her call for papers for the 1980 Shakespeare Association Convention's seminar on Measure for Measure, Barbara Hodgdon wrote the following sentence, which may stand as a representative postulate of problem-play criticism: “Because of its ambiguities, Measure for Measure resists cohesive treatment.” The assumption contained in...

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