Measure for Measure (2016) - Stuff that happens IN the play . . .

Stuff that happens IN the play . . .

Stuff that happens IN the play . . .

The Duke of Vienna, claiming urgent business abroad, leaves control of the city to his deputy Angelo.

Angelo swiftly restores old laws against sexual depravity, closes the city’s brothels, and arrests fornicators.

Claudio is immediately arrested and sentenced to death for apparent premarital acts with his pregnant fiancée, Juliet.

Claudio entreats his friend, Lucio, to find Isabella, Claudio’s sister, and ask her to plead to Angelo for Claudio’s life.

Though Isabella is about to become a nun, she agrees to petition Angelo.
The Duke, meanwhile, has disguised himself as a friar in order to observe Angelo’s management of the city.

Angelo, at first, refuses Isabella’s suit, but then agrees to stay Claudio’s execution — only if Isabella will consent to certain demands.

Isabella returns to Claudio to tell him of Angelo’s conditions; Claudio asks Isabella to save his life by giving in to Angelo’s requests.

The Duke, still disguised as a friar, decides to intervene.

Plots to rescue Isabella’s integrity, save Claudio’s head, and expose treachery ensue.

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