Archive for August 23rd, 2017

How “Measure for Measure” Should Have Ended


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Poor Isabella has SUCH a rough time, and is given such a rough time by everybody for prioritizing her religious convictions (i.e. not agreeing to sleep with Angelo) over the life of her brother. And then what happens at the end? The duke is all “EVERYTHING IS SETTLED, YOU’LL MARRY ME NOW, IT’S ALL GOOD”.

To be fair, he leaves the question marginally more open than that, but he is the DUKE, and it’s super-hard to say “no” to a Duke. Her response to his proposition is deafening silence, and how she actually reacts is up to interpretation. …

goodticklebrain 2017/8/22 measure-for-measure

Mya Gosling: Measure for Measure alternative ending