The Optimistic Curmudgeon

Will Begley: Justice, Mercy, Sex, and Power in Shakespeare‘s Measure for Measure (1×11)

October 21, 2021

Dr. Will Begley (PhD, UNC Chapel Hill), Latin Instructor at Thales Academy Rolesville, joins Josh for a discussion of  Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. We explore the proper balance of justice and mercy, themes of fornication and adultery, the ways civilizations try to navigate the universal human drive for sexual interactions, and a novel reading of the play! Why is Measure for Measure the play of its genre? Listen to find out!

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