Please note that we usually charge for playreading castcards. However, if you want to try castcards in a playreading to see how they work, we provide free Playreading Packs for three plays: King Lear, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV part I. Also, this playreading pack will be free for the first month of publication (i.e roughly until 16th Feb 2015)
What this product is:
A Playreading Pack for Measure for Measureconsisting of Players-Shakespeare.com’s playreading castcards for Measure for Measurefor 6- 12 readerssupplied, in pdf format, for viewing with Adobe Reader (pdf) and for printing on US letter or European A4 paper. In addition, and supplied for free, the Modern First Folio Edition (MFFE) of Measure for Measurein three versions for reading on Apple iPads & iPhones, Android Tablets & Smartphones (epub), and Kindles (azw3), and a .pdf version for reading with Adobe Reader or printing on US letter or European A4 sixed paper. Other epub e-readers may read the epub version supplied. A First Folio Facsimile version of Measure for Measure is also provided.
What the play is about:
The story of Angelo and Isabella explores Elizabethan / Jacobean ideas about sex and power, and Justice and Mercy, in a Christian context. The puritanical Angelo shows no mercy to Claudio, Pompey Bum and the other habitués of Mistress Overdone’s brothel, and eventually asks none for himself. The novitiate nun Isabella, though abused thoroughly by Angelo, and thinking her brother dead at his hands, struggles, and then succeeds, to request mercy for him, when asked to do so by Mariana.
As well as this story of Angelo and Isabella, there is in Measure for Measure, the story of the Duke of Venice who is concerned with the “properties” of government, and with “sufficiency” in office.
What you can use this product for:
This version of Measure for Measureprovides a licence for use of the castcards and script in a play-reading or production.